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Come Unto Me, Saith God's Own Son - George Gruenwald

Come Unto Me, Saith God's Own Son - George Gruenwald

 

George Gruenwald, a shoemaker, minister, and author of the hymn, “Come Unto Me, Saith God’s Own Son,” died a tragic death in 1530, after being captured for speaking the Word of God at Kufstein. He was condemned to death and burned for what he believed. He was a true martyr for the faith, following Matthew 6:19-21 with his life:

The Love of God

The Love of God
From obscurity to renown is the journey of this great song. The seed of its birth comes in stanza four. The lines, translated by an unknown hand, were part of a Jewish epic written in Aramaic in 1050. This adaption of the fourth stanza, scrawled upon the cell wall of an insane asylum, was found after an inmate’s death. Presumably, the poor soul, having heard it at a previous occasion, copied it during fleeting moments of clarity.

A Dying Saviour- William Bradbury

A Dying Saviour- William Bradbury
William Batchelder Bradbury is credited for creating a style of children’s music, especially Sunday School tunes, that would be remembered for generations to come. Hall describes him as “kind, patient, and full of sympathy for others.” Hall also stated, “He will always occupy a prominent place in American musical history.”

Hear Thou My Prayer - Henry C. Graves

Hear Thou My Prayer - Henry C. Graves
Henry Graves had an appreciation of music that ran deep. He expressed his sympathy and feelings about faith in the words he wrote. Just listen to the words he wrote in the hymn, “Hear Thou My Prayer,” and you will see his passion for the Lord: