Einst was ich blind

Author: Mrs. J. F. Knapp

As a young girl Phoebe Palmer Knapp (b. New York, NY, 1839; d. Poland Springs, ME, 1908) displayed great musical talent; she composed and sang children’s song at an early age. The daughter of the Methodist evangelist Walter C. Palmer, she was married to John Fairfield Knapp at the age of sixteen. Her husband was a founder of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and after his death, she shared her considerable inherited wealth with various charitable organizations. She composed over five hundred gospel songs, of which the tunes for “Blessed Assurance” and “Open the Gates of the Temple” are still popular today. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Translator: Elias Roser

(no biographical information available about Elias Roser.) Go to person page >

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First Line: Was meines Gedanken sind
Title: Einst was ich blind
English Title: Blind Bartimeus (Whence Jesus came, I cannot tell)
Author: Mrs. J. F. Knapp
Translator: Elias Roser
Language: German
Refrain First Line: Einst war ich blind
Copyright: Public Domain

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