Our Parting Blest by Christian Bonds

Author: Ernest Y. L. Yang

Ernest Y. L. Yang (b. Wuxi,Jiangsu, China, 1899; d. China, 1984), served on the committee that prepared the interdenominational Chinese hymnbook Hymns of Universal Praise (1936). He wrote over two hundred hymns, including melodies, arrangements, translations, and original texts. Regarded as an outstanding musicologist in China, he is known especially for his important two-volume history of ancient music in China, Zhongkuo Gudai Yinyue Shigao (1944). A graduate of St. John's University in Shanghai and Guanghua University, Yang taught at Yanjing University, the National Conservatory of Music, and Jinling Women's University. Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988 Go to person page >

Translator: Frank W. Price

Frank W. Price was born in Kashing, China, February 25, 1895. His parents P. Frank (Philip Francis) Price and Esther Price were missionaries with the Presbyterian Church U.S.(Southern) near Shanghai. Dr. Price spent his early years in rural China surrounded by native culture and missionary work. Price returned to the United States to finish his education, and in 1915 he received a bachelors degree from Davidson College. From 1915 to 1917, Price was Principal of Hillcrest School, Nanking. He traveled with Chinese labourers to France in December 1918-19 with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Returning to the United States, Price earned a B.D. from Yale in 1922 and later a Ph.D. in 1938 also from Yale. Price married Essie Ott McClu… Go to person page >

Translator: Mildred A. Wiant

Mildred Kathryn Artz was born in Lancaster, Ohio, in 1898 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A. 1920). She married Bliss Wiant (2933) and went to Boston. In 1923 the Wiants moved to Peking, China, where Mildred became associate professor of voice at Yenching University. She was instructor of vocal music at Scarritt College (1942-1946; 1951-1962) and at Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong (1963-1965). Many of her translations appeared in the National Council of Churches booklet of 1969. ----The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion, 1993… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Friends of years with just one heart
Title: Our Parting Blest by Christian Bonds
Author: Ernest Y. L. Yang
Translator: Frank W. Price
Translator: Mildred A. Wiant
Source: Chinese
Language: English
Refrain First Line: May our gracious Lord lead on
Copyright: Text alt. copyright © 1983 by T. K. Chiu; From Hymns of Universal Praise, revised edition. Copyright © 1977 by the Chinese Christian Literature Council Ltd., Hong Kong.



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