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

Media

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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The Cyber Hymnal #9738
Text: Church Of God, Beloved And Chosen
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The Cyber Hymnal #10626
Text: Mary Heard The Angel's Message
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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

Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #440TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #226
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #208TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #248TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #470TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #172Text
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #337TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #341TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #538TextFlexScorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #12TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #281TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #534
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #653TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #453
Chalice Hymnal #517TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #3Tune InfoScoreAudio
Discipleship Ministries Collection #26
Discipleship Ministries Collection #63
Discipleship Ministries Collection #116
Discipleship Ministries Collection #122
Discipleship Ministries Collection #159
Discipleship Ministries Collection #161
Discipleship Ministries Collection #162
Discipleship Ministries Collection #208
Glaubenslieder #308Text
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #761Text InfoFlexScoreAudio
Himnos de la Iglesia #63
Himnos de la Iglesia #195
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #470TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #48
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #443
Hymns of Faith #56TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #512TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Living Hymns #7
Moravian Book of Worship #474TextPage Scan
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #43
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #31Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #343
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #458
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #512
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #95DTextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #95Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #100
Rejoice Hymns #183
Rejoice in the Lord #479TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #191
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #18Text
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #272
Sing Joyfully #71TextPage Scan
Sing the Faith #2246
Singing the Faith #318
Small Church Music #95Audio
Small Church Music #684Audio
Small Church Music #726Audio
Small Church Music #3404Audio
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #28aText
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #43Text
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #172
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #93TextPage Scan
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #407TextPage Scan
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #648
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #805
The Christian Life Hymnal #2Page Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #40
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #439
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #637
The Cyber Hymnal #1936TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2622TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2975ScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3606TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4055TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4666TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4778TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5396TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5400TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6711TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7805TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9738TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10626ScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #92TextPage Scan
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #268TextPage Scan
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #574
The New Century Hymnal #43
The New Century Hymnal #368
The New Century Hymnal #495
The New National Baptist Hymnal #44
The United Methodist Hymnal #384TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #41Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #42
The Worshiping Church #558TextFlexScorePage Scan
The Worshiping Church #701TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #719
Timeless Truths #988TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #434TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #529TextFlexScorePage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #30TextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #31cTextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #528
Worship and Rejoice #358TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #581
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #150TextAudio
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #307
Worship Together #24
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #44Text
Include 191 pre-1979 instances



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