From a Distant Home

Translator: George K. Evans

George K. Evans (b. 1917) was educated at Rice University (B.A.) the University of Texas (M.A.), and George Peabody College for Teachers (Ph.D.). Throughout his career, he served as music supervisor and choral music director in high schools and colleges. He also was minister of music, choir director, and organist in various churches. --The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion, 1993 Died: After 1962 (he had copyrights registered at least through 1963).  Go to person page >

Translator: Walter Ehret

EHRET--Walter, passed away on November 16th, 2009 at the age of 91, after a long, happy, and productive life. He left a great legacy as a teacher who touched many students' lives. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Beverly, his wife of 62 years, adored father of David Ehret and Christine Marver, and daughter-in-law Pamela Ehret, and the proud grandfather of Jeffrey, Julia, and Sarah Marver. Mr. Ehret was born in New York City in 1918 to Adele Tonies and her husband who tragically died in the flu epidemic of that year. He was later adopted by a kind stepfather, Charles Ehret. Walter Ehret was a graduate of the Julliard School of Music and Teachers College, Columbia University. He has served as an adjunct faculty member of Hofstra… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: De tierra lejana venimos a verte (From a distant home the Savior we come seeking)
Title: From a Distant Home
Spanish Title: De Tierra Lejan Venimos
Translator: George K. Evans
Translator: Walter Ehret
Meter: 12.12 with refrain
Source: Puerto Rican carol; Traditional Puerto Rican carol
Place of Origin: Puerto Rico
Refrain First Line: O brillante estre (Lovely eastern star)
Copyright: Trans. © 1963, 1980 Walter Ehret and George K. Evans, by permission of Walton Music Corp. (admin. GIA Publications Inc.)



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