BEECHER

Composer: John Zundel

John Zundel; b. 1815, near Stuttgart, Germany; organist in Brooklyn, N. Y., from 1847to 1878; d. Cannstadt, Germany, 1882 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Zundel (1870)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 55653 23217 61654
Key: B♭ Major

Notes

John Zundel's BEECHER (named after Henry Ward Beecher, his pastor) was first published in his Christian Heart Songs (1870) as a setting for Charles Wesley's "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (568). The tune is also known as ZUNDEL. Approximating the shape of a rounded bar form (AA'BA'), BEECHER is a strong tune with clean rhythms that should be sung in harmony and with solid organ support (st. 4 needs more modesty).

After receiving an education in Germany, Zundel (b. Hochdorf, Germany, 1815; d. Cannstadt, Germany, 1882) went to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he served as organist of St. Anne Lutheran Church and was bandmaster of the imperial horse guards. He came to New York in 1847 and became the organist at Plymouth Congregational Church in Brooklyn (1850-1878). Henry Ward Beecher, the famous abolitionist preacher, was pastor of that congregation, and their joint ministry caused the Plymouth Church to become well known for its preaching, organ playing, and congregational singing. Dissatisfied with existing hymnals, Beecher asked Zundel to help compile several new hymnals. Temple Melodies (1851) and the Plymouth Collection of Hymns (1855) were the result. Zundel provided twenty-eight hymns tunes for the Plymouth Collection. He also published The Choral Friend (1855), Psalmody (1855), and Christian Heart Songs, and he edited the Monthly Choir and Organ Journal until his retirement in Germany in 1880.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #208
Text: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #248
Text: God, Our Father, We Adore Thee
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #470
Text: Once to Every Man and Nation
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #3
The Cyber Hymnal #1936
Text: God Our Father, We Adore Thee
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The Cyber Hymnal #2622
Text: Holy Spirit, Source of Gladness
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The Cyber Hymnal #2975
Text: In a Feed Box, in a Stable
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The Cyber Hymnal #3606
Text: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
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The Cyber Hymnal #4055
Text: Lord, Thou Lov'st the Cheerful Giver
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The Cyber Hymnal #4666
Text: Now with Joyful Exultation
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The Cyber Hymnal #4778
Text: One Day There'll Be New Earth and Heaven
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The Cyber Hymnal #5396
Text: On This Morn We See the Dawning
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The Cyber Hymnal #5400
Text: O'er the Trackless Ocean Guided
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The Cyber Hymnal #6711
Text: Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
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The Cyber Hymnal #7805
Text: Your Mission
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #95
Text: Now with Joyful Exultation
Timeless Truths #988
Text: The One Church
The United Methodist Hymnal #384
Text: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Worship and Rejoice #358
Text: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

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Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #43
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Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #95DTextImage
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Rejoice Hymns #100
Rejoice Hymns #183
Rejoice in the Lord #479TextImage
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #191
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Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #28aText
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #43Text
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The New Century Hymnal #43TextImage
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The United Methodist Hymnal #384TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
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The Worshiping Church #558TextImageFlexscore
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The Worshiping Church #719TextImage
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TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #31cTextAudio
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Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #150



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