The tree of life

On a hill stands a beautiful tree

Author: Christian Gottlob Barth; Translator: L. Wilder
Published in 17 hymnals

Author: Christian Gottlob Barth

Barth, Christian Gottlob, son of C. F. Barth, house painter in Stuttgart, was born at Stuttgart, July 31,1799. He studied at Tubingen, where he was the principal founder of the Missionary Society, and was only restrained by his mother's entreaties from offering himself as a missionary. He became, in 1821, assistant at Neckarweihingen and Dornham, and, in 1822, curate in charge of Effringen and Schönbrunn, near Nagold. In 1824 he was appointed pastor of Möttlingen, near Calw, but resigned his charge in 1838, and settled in Calw, receiving in the same year the degree of D.D. from the University.of Greifswald. He died at Calw of apoplexy, Nov. 12, 1862. At Calw he devoted himself as a writer and preacher to children, as a preacher and writer… Go to person page >

Translator: L. Wilder

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Text Information

First Line: On a hill stands a beautiful tree
Title: The tree of life
Author: Christian Gottlob Barth
Translator: L. Wilder

Notes

i. Auf einem Berg ein Baumlein stand. [Holy Scripture]. Included in his Lieder und Gedichte fur Christenkinder, Calw, 1842, p. 83, in 4 stanzas. Previously in J. Köbner's Christl. Harfentöne, Hamburg, 1840, p. 115. The translations are:—
(4)"On a hill stands a beautiful tree," in W. B. Bradbury's Fresh Laurels, N. Y., 1867, p. 15, signed "L. W." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Sabbath School Hymns, compiled by a Sabbath School Teacher #28Page Scan
Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns: or, the child's Sunday school music book. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, Complete #50Page Scan
Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns; or The Child's Sunday School Music Book #d71
Anniversary Hymns: or the Child's Sunday School Music Book Nos.1, 2, and 3 Complete #d61
Fresh Laurels for the Sabbath School, A new and extensive collection of music and hymns. Prepared expressly for the Sabbath Schools, Etc. #15Page Scan
Hymns for the use of the Sabbath School of the Second Reformed Church, Albany N. Y. #216bPage Scan
Maynard's Sabbath School Echo. 6th ed. of Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns, with an Appendix #d163
Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d144
Sabbath School Choir #d63
Sabbath School Trumpet #d66
Sunday School Hymn Book #d324
The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d134
The Anniversary and Sunday School Music Book Nos. 1 and 2 with additions #d40
The Clariona #d161
The Sabbath School Bell: a new collection of choice hymns and tunes, original and standard; carefully and simply arranged as solos, duets, trios, semi-choruses and choruses, and for organ..(Enl. Ed) #65Page Scan
The Westminster Collection of Sabbath School Hymns and Tunes #d85
Young Singer's Friend: or, the Lee Avenue collection of hymns and songs, sacred and secular, suitable for Sabbath schools, social circles, children's meetings, concerts, anniversaries, etc. #43Page Scan



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