Gesegnet sei das Band, Das uns im Herrn vereint

Author: John Fawcett

Fawcett, John, D.D., was born Jan. 6, 1739 or 1740, at Lidget Green, near Bradford, Yorks. Converted at the age of sixteen under the ministry of G. Whitefield, he at first joined the Methodists, but three years later united with the Baptist Church at Bradford. Having begun to preach he was, in 1765, ordained Baptist minister at Wainsgate, near Hebden Bridge, Yorks. In 1772 he was invited to London, to succeed the celebrated Dr. J. Gill, as pastor of Carter's Lane; the invitation had been formally accepted, the farewell sermon at Wainsgate had been preached and the wagons loaded with his goods for removal, when the love and tears of his attached people prevailed and he decided to remain. In 1777 a new chapel was built for him at Hebden Bridg… Go to person page >

Translator: Julius Carl Grimmell

Grimmel, Julius Charles. (Marburg, Germany, May 30, 1847--September 1, 1921, Brightwater, New York). Baptist. Attended Rochester Theological Seminary, 1863-1866, 1867, 1868; University of Lewisburgh (Pennsylvania), 1866-1867. Pastorates at Buffalo, N.Y., 1867-1873; First German Baptist Church, 1873-1893, and 1904-1919, Brooklyn, N.Y. General secretary for German Baptist Home Mission work and editor of the German Baptist publications in Cleveland, 1894-1904. Published a collection of hymns for prayer meetings entitled Die Weckstimme (Brooklyn, 1875). Three hymns translated from English to German appeared in Die Glaubensharfe, (Cleveland, Ohio, 1885). --Paul Hammond, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gesegnet sei das Band, Das uns im Herrn vereint
English Title: Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Author: John Fawcett
Translator: Julius Carl Grimmell
Language: German


DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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