Edmund S. Lorenz

Edmund S. Lorenz
Short Name: Edmund S. Lorenz
Full Name: Lorenz, Edmund S. (Edmund Simon), 1854-1942
Birth Year: 1854
Death Year: 1942

Pseudonymns: John D. Cresswell, L. S. Edwards, E. D. Mund,
Lorenz, Edmund Simon. (North Lawrence, Stark County, Ohio, July 13, 1854--July 10, 1942, Dayton, Ohio). Son of Edward Lorenz, a German-born shoemaker who turned preacher, served German immigrants in northwestern Ohio, and was editor of the church paper, Froehliche Botschafter, 1894-1900.

Edmund graduated from Toledo High School in 1870, taught German, and was made a school principal at a salary of $20 per week. At age 19, he moved to Dayton to become the music editor for the United Brethren Publishing House. He graduated from Otterbein College (B.A.) in 1880, studied at Union Biblical Seminary, 1878-1881, then went to Yale Divinity School where he graduated (B.D.) in 1883. He then spent a year studying theology in Leipzig, Germany.

He was ordained by the Miami [Ohio] Conference of the United Brethren in Christ in 1877. The following year, he married Florence Kumler, with whom he had five children. Upon his return to the United States, he served as pastor of the High Street United Brethren Church in Dayton, 1884-1886, and then as president of Lebanon Valley College, 1887-1889.

Ill health led him to resign his presidency. In 1890 he founded the Lorenz Publishing Company of Dayton, to which he devoted the remainder of his life. For their catalog, he wrote hymns, and composed many gospel songs, anthems, and cantatas, occasionally using pseudonyms such as E.D. Mund, Anna Chichester, and G.M. Dodge. He edited three of the Lorenz choir magazines, The Choir Leader, The Choir Herald, and Kirchenchor. Prominent among the many song-books and hymnals which he compiled and edited were those for his church: Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship (1874), Pilgerlieder (1878), Songs of Grace (1879), The Otterbein Hymnal (1890), and The Church Hymnal (1934).

For pastors and church musicians, he wrote several books stressing hymnody: Practical Church Music (1909), Church Music (1923), Music in Work and Worship (1925), and The Singing Church (1938). In 1936, Otterbein College awarded him the honorary D.Mus. degree and Lebanon Valley College the honorary LL.D. degree.

--Information from granddaughter Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter, DNAH Archives

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American Folk Hymns in Three Nineteenth-Century United Brethren Hymnals by Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter (from The Hymn)

Texts by Edmund S. Lorenz (234)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
في وسط أشواك البلاءEdmund S. Lorenz (Author)Arabic1
في وسط أتعاب الحياةEdmund S. Lorenz (Author)Arabic1
A cry o'er the waterE. S. Lorenz (Adapter)1
All along life's journeyE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
All ye his works that His might and power proclaimE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Alleluia, song of gladness, Song [voice] of everlasting joyE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Amid the trials which I meetE. S. Lorenz (Author)English83
And the peace of God that passeth all understandingE. S. Lorenz (Author)English1
Angels are near us, their presence unheededE. D. Mund (Author)4
Are you filling the world with rejoicing and cheerE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Are you seeking for the truthE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Are you weary, are you heavy hearted?E. S. Lorenz (Author)English3
Arise and shine, O church of Christ exaltedE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
As you wander astray from your home far awayE. S. L. (Author)4
At the feet of the blessed MasterEdmund Simon Lorenz (Author)4
Behold, a radiance from the crossE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Bless the Lord aboveE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Bringing peace and gladnessE. S. L. (Author)2
Budding hopes shall blossom forth ere longE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Building hopes shall blossomE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
By the grace of God renewedE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Children, what is your song todayE. S. L. (Author)3
Come, let us all unite to sing, God is loveE. S. Lorenz (Author)English1
Come to Jesus, little one! Come to Jesus now!E. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Come to the cross where the Savior diedE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Come to the Sunday School, come, come, comeE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Cuandro estés cansado y abatidoEdmund S. Lorenz (Author)Spanish2
Dark may seem the path in which He leads me onE. S. L. (Author)4
Dark the shadows round them fallE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Day and night thou Lord art viewingE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Death rejoicing over his preyE. D. Mund (Author)3
Do you see your neighbor's needE. D. Mund (Author)2
Do you slumber in your tent, Christian soldierE. S. L. (Author)14
Do you wonder that I love him?E. D. Mund (Author)4
Down in the churchyard, robed in daisiesE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Dwell in my heart, dear SaviorE. S. Lorenz (Author)English1
Everywhere the leaves are dancingE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Far away in foreign climeE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Far, far over the sea, naions wail in agonyE. S. Lorenz (Author)5
Fearing no danger, no angry foeE. D. Mund (Author)2
Fearing no evil but trusting himE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Fill with lofty praiseE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
For the life your pulses thrillingE. D. Mund (Author)5
Fruchtbare Erde dem Menschen singtE. S. Lorenz (Author)German1
Give, says the earthE. D. Mund (Author)2
Glad we come with our songs of praiseE. D. Mund (Author)2
Go ye out to meet him, God is drawing nearE. S. Lorenz (Author)6
God helping me, I'll do no evilE. S. L. (Author)2
Good men oft saloons are defendingE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Hail ye the King, as he comesE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Happy the day returning year by yearE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Having wandered far awayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
He who hath led will leadEdmund S. Lorenz (Author (refrain))English2
Hear, O hear him nowE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Hear the battle shout, grandly ringing outE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Hear the Master's gracious invitationE. S. L. (Author)2
Hear the merry music ringingE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Hear the music ringing, ringing, ringingE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Hear the shout of triumph from the ransom'd throngE. D. Mund (Author)2
Hear the shout of triumph, hear the mighty songE. S. Lorenz (Author)11
Hear the song of the throngE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Hear the tramp of a million little feetE. S. L. (Author)3
Hear the tramp of the millions of the earthE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Hear ye not the voice of JesusE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Help me, Savior, more each dayE. S. Lorenz (Author)6
He's the dearest friend to meE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Holy Jesus, tender shepherdE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Horch, es klingt wie SturmeswehenE. S. Lorenz (Alterer)German1
Horror and fear lay upon the tombE. S. L. (Author)2
How can we show our love to Him whose hand doth guideE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
How full of cheer life's sunny dayE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
I am looking, Lord, for thy pardoning faceE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
I am safe, whatever may betide meE. S. Lorenz (Author)English27
I am walking with the Savior in the blessed narrow wayE. S. Lorenz (Author)English9
I have chosen the better partE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
I have found a dear Savior, a Friend, and a GuideE. D. Mund (Author)2
I have found a Friend who willE. S. L. (Author)3
I have found a peace abidingE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
I heard a happy birdie singE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
I love to be where sacredE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
I stood [stand] in amaze and wonderE. S. Lorenz (Author)English10
I will journey on with JesusE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Ich ruehme laut mit Herz und MundE. S. Lorenz (Author)German2
In joyful high and holy laysE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
In lands where sin's darkness doth lowerE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
In my soul oft rises, bringing pain and woeE. S. Lorenz (Author)English14
In ocean deep, on mountain tallE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
In that land of joy and songE. S. L. (Author)4
In the cross of Christ is all our gloryE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
In the legion so brave is your name enrolledE. S. Lorenz (Author)6
In this world of sin and woe (Lorenz)E. S. Lorenz (Author)1
In vain in high and holy laysE. S. Lorenz (Author)28
Ist in der Truebsal dieser ZeitEdmund S. Lorenz (Author)German1
Jesus is my joy todayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Jesus lives! no more in darkness shall the earth remainEdmund S. Lorenz (Author)English2
Jesus, weeping o'er the wandererE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Jewels for the King of gloryE. D. Mund (Author)3
Joy supreme my soul has foundE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Laut erschallet GlockenklangE. S. Lorenz (Author)German1
Lead me to Jesus, my soul is so wearyEdmund Simon Lorenz (Author)English3
Let the angel hosts on high and the sons of menE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Let the light of life now shineE. S. Lorenz (Author)10
Let us rejoice! sing happy songs!Edmund S. Lorenz (Author)English2
Let us sing the praise of JesusE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Let us walk in the way of the LordE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Life is full of heavy burdens, dark with seasons of distressE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Like children in the temple hosannas we would singE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Like the sound of many waters Rolling on through ages longE. S. Lorenz (Author)English2
Like the sound of many waters, Over the roaring of the seaE. D. Mund (Author)4
Little ones singing sweet, why so full of cheer?E. S. L. (Author)2
Machen Wolken dir den Himmel trübeE. S. Lorenz (Author)German4
Many little children sing no songs of joyE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Mein Herze wallt vor FreudeE. S. Lorenz (Author)German1
My body, mind and spirit, LordE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
My body, soul, and spirit, Dear Lord, to Thee I bringEdmund S. Lorenz (Author)English2
My Savior with me is abidingE. S. L. (Author)2
My soul is filled with gladness, My lips o'erflow with songE. S. Lorenz (Author)6
Neath the shade of its treesE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
O how loving and how trueE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
O Jesus, perfect SaviorE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
O the hour of prayer is bright and fairE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
O the peace of God, how it thrills my soulE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
O the peace that fills my soulE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
O what a lesson we all may learnE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
O what a wonderful Savior (Lorenz)E. S. Lorenz (Author)2
O why do wait why longerE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Over the earth the shout is ringingE. S. L. (Author)2
O'er the turmoil of earthE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
O'er the world of sin, with its suffering soulsE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Oft I've heard the blessed news E. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Only a word for Jesus, spoken in fear with sense of needE. S. Lorenz (Author)5
Open are the arms of JesusE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Oppressed with grief and with burdens soreE. S. Lorenz (Author)5
Out in the mountains of sin and of shameE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Over the hills notes divine are stealingE. D. Mund (Author)2
Rejoice in the Lord, let your joy aboundE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
Rest upon us now, O Holy SpiritE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Riches of earth I may not seeE. S. Lorenz (Author)English20
Roses so red, roses so fairE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Safe from all the world's alarmsE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Safe within the foldE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Saved by the blood now my heart can rejoiceE. D. Mund (Author)4
Savior, Thy word a lamp shall beS. (Author)3
Searching the scriptures day by day, a light will shineE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Send us a Savior, hear the nations cryE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Sin again shall be my masterE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Sleeper, awake, the sun is highE. S. Lorenz (Author)6
Smiling lips and laughing eyesE. S. Lorenz (Author)English1
Soldier, rest in peace! now is over thy strifeEdmund S. Lorenz (Author)English2
Some day the veil will be liftedE. S. Lorenz (Author)English2
Steht im Buche des Lebens der Name deinE. S. Lorenz (Author)German1
Strait is the gate, and narrow the wayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Sweet is the message the word of God bringsE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
Sweetest name in earth or heavenEdmund S. Lorenz (Author)English2
Swiftly the years like the clouds pass us byE. D. Mund (Author)2
Swing the lilies, white Easter lilies!E. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The birds are all singingE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The birds are all singing, the flow'rbells are ringingE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
The cry rings out over all the land todayE. S. Lorenz (Author)English5
The Lord has long been waitingE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The Lord is good and kind alwayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The Lord is kindE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The message blest again repeatE. S. L. (Author)8
The Sabbath hours are endingE. S. Lorenz (Author)English1
The shades of despair have departedE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The springtime days may lose their beautyE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The wages of sin is death then brother why do youE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The winter gloom and dread is past 'tis Easter timeE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
The winter reigns no moreE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
There is joy for erring soulsE. S. L. (Author)English2
There's a voice of tender loveE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
They fill the streets with loafersE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
This is the motto we all would obeyE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
This world is brimming full with joyE. S. L. (Author)English2
This world is not all wildernessE. D. Mund (Author)2
Though oft I stray from my Lord awayE. S. L. (Author)7
Thou knowest, Lord, I would love theeE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Though dangers surround meE. S. Lorenz (Author)English1
Though hearts are often wearyE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Though hearts are often weary, And yield to wild despairE. D. Mund (Author)3
Though I tread a path of darkest nightE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Though our life be full of trialE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Through all our days we sing God's praiseE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
'Tis a fount of pleasureE. S. L. (Author)2
'Tis a lamp unto my feetE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
'Tis a very pretty place is thisE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
'Tis Jesus in the morningE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Und ist die nacht auch trueb und kaltE. S. Lorenz (Author)German1
Under sweet compulsion of a loving heartE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Van egy kérdés, bennem néha megszólal,Edmund S. Lorenz (Author)Hungarian2
Vergeblich ist's, durch Worte KlangE. S. Lorenz (Author)German1
Voices of mirth awake to gladness todayE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Wachet auf, der Feind ist nahEdmund S. Lorenz (Author)German1
Wake, arm of the SpiritE. S. Lorenz (Author)5
Wake the voice of gladnessE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Walk with the Savior, make hisE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
We are resting in peaceE. S. Lorenz (Author)6
We are the lambs, how blessed is the promiseE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
We have entered royal service, pledged our utmost powerE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
We have found a blest employEdmin Simon Lorenz (Author)3
We have found a golden taskE. S. L. (Author)2
We have heard a voice of gladnessE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
We have heard thy call, blessed SaviorE. S. Lorenz (Author)4
We raise the song of faith abidingE. S. Lorenz (Author)English2
Weit, weit über dem MeerE. S. Lorenz (Author)German1
Well we know the Shepherd's voiceE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Wenn du irrest vom Herrn, deiner HeimatE. S. Lorenz (Author)German1
Wenn ich wandle im nächtlichen finsteren TalE. S. Lorenz (Author)German1
What a Savior meek and mildE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
What friend have we all friendsE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
What gladness and joy now my soul hath foundE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
What though life's mysteries surroundE. S. L. (Author)2
What though the darkness surroundE. S. L. (Author)2
Whate'er our place or stationE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
When earth and sea take up the strainE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
When every power with heartE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
When gloomy clouds beset the skyE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
When has come the day of crowning and the Father greets the SonE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
When I walk through the valley of shadow and gloomE. S. Lorenz (Author)English9
When I walked with my Lord in the sunshineE. S. Lorenz (Author)English9
When the awful judgment dayE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
When the week of toil is overE. S. Lorenz (Author)1
When thou hast sown the precious seedE. S. Lorenz (Author)9
Where the Savior leads his own, we will followE. S. L. (Author)2
Whom do we want behind the voteE. S. Lorenz (Author)3
Why do you linger, longer in the cold?E. S. Lorenz (Author)English1
Why mid dangers strayingE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Why should we praise himE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
With every power with heart and soulE. S. L. (Author)English17
With hosts redeemed to walk in whiteE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
With swift winged feet the moments flyE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
Wonderful gospel of JesusE. S. Lorenz (Author)2
You have heard the message of peace and loveE. S. L. (Author)7
Youth is the seed timeE. S. Lorenz (Author)2

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