1854-1942
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July 13, 1854, Stark County, Ohio.

July 10, 1942, Dayton, Ohio.

Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.

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The Lorenz family were Adventists, and emigrated from Messer, Russia (near Saratow), to America, and lived in Dayton, Ohio. Edmund attended Otterbein University, Union Biblical Seminary, Yale Theological Seminary, and the University of Leipzig. He served as pastor of the High Street United Brethren Church in Dayton, Ohio (1884-86), and as president of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania (1886-88). He later founded the Lorenz and Company music publishing house in Dayton, Ohio. His works include:

  1. All Along Life’s Journey
  2. All Ye His Works
  3. Alleluia, Song of Gladness
  4. Amid the Trials Which I Meet
  5. Angels Are Near Us
  6. Are You Filling the World with Rejoicing and Cheer?
  7. Are You Seeking for the Truth?
  8. Are You Weary, Are You Heavy Hearted?
  9. Arise and Shine
  10. As You Wander Astray
  11. Behold, a Radiance From the Cross
  12. Birds Are All Singing, The
  13. Bless the Lord Above
  14. Bringing Peace and Gladness
  15. Budding Hopes Shall Blossom Forth
  16. By the Grace of God Renewed
  17. Children, What Is Your Song Today?
  18. Christ, the Rock, Stands Fast
  19. Come, Let Us All Unite to Sing
  20. Come to the Cross Where the Savior Died
  21. Come to the Sunday School
  22. Cry Rings Out o’er All the Land, The
  23. Dark May Seem the Path
  24. Dark the Shadows Round Them Fall
  25. Day and Night Thou Lord Art
  26. Death Rejoicing o’er His Prey
  27. Do You Slumber in Your Tent?
  28. Down in the Churchyard Robed in Daisies
  29. Dwell in My Heart, Dear Savior
  30. Everywhere the Leaves Are Dancing
  31. Far Away, in Foreign Clime
  32. Far, Far Over the Sea
  33. Fearing No Evil
  34. Fill with Lofty Praise
  35. Garnered Sheaves
  36. God Helping Me, I’ll Do No Evil
  37. Hail Ye the King, as He Comes
  38. Happy the Day Returning Year By Year
  39. Having Wandered Far Away
  40. Hear, Oh Hear Him Now
  41. Hear the Battle Shout
  42. Hear the Merry Music Ringing
  43. Hear the Music Ringing, Ringing
  44. Hear the Shout of Triumph
  45. Hear the Song of the Throng
  46. Hear the Tramp of the Millions of the Earth
  47. Hear Ye Not the Voice of Jesus?
  48. Help Me, Savior, More Each Day
  49. He’s the Dearest Friend to Me
  50. Hollow of God’s Hand, The
  51. Holy Jesus, Tender Shepherd
  52. Horror and Fear Lay upon the Tomb
  53. How Can We Show Our Love to Him?
  54. How Full of Cheer Life’s Sunny Day
  55. I Am Looking, Lord, for Thy Pardoning Face
  56. I Am Walking with the Savior
  57. I Have Chosen the Better Part
  58. I Have Found a Dear Savior
  59. I Have Found a Friend Abiding!
  60. I Have Found a Peace Abiding
  61. I Have Found Repose for My Weary Soul
  62. I Heard a Happy Birdie Sing
  63. I Love to Be Where Sacred
  64. I Stand in Amaze and Wonder
  65. I Will Journey on with Jesus
  66. In Joyful High and Holy Lays
  67. In Lands Where Sin’s Darkness Doth Lower
  68. In Ocean Deep, on Mountain Tall
  69. In That Land of Joy and Song
  70. In the Cross of Christ Is All Our Glory
  71. In the Hollow of God’s Hand
  72. In the Legion So Brave
  73. In This World of Sin and Woe
  74. Jesus Is My Joy Today
  75. Jesus, Weeping o’er the Wanderer
  76. Jewels for the King of Glory
  77. Joy Supreme My Soul Has Found
  78. Lead Me to Jesus
  79. Let the Angel Hosts on High
  80. Let the Light of Life Now Shine
  81. Let Us Sing the Praise of Jesus
  82. Let Us Walk in the Way of the Lord
  83. Life Is Full of Heavy Burdens
  84. Like Children in the Temple
  85. Like the Sound of Many Waters
  86. Little Ones Singing Sweet
  87. Lord Has Long Been Waiting, The
  88. Lord Is Good and Kind Alway, The
  89. Lord Is Kind, The
  90. Many Little Children Sing No Songs of Joy
  91. Master’s Call, The
  92. Message Blest Again Repeat, The
  93. My Body, Mind and Spirit
  94. My Savior with Me Is Abiding
  95. My Soul Is Filled with Gladness
  96. Neath the Shade of Its Trees
  97. O How Lovely and How True
  98. O Jesus, Perfect Savior
  99. O the Hour of Prayer Is Bright
  100. O the Peace of God, How It Thrills My Soul
  101. O the Peace That Fills My Soul
  102. O What a Lesson We All May Learn
  103. O What a Wonderful Savior
  104. O Why Do Wait, Why Longer?
  105. O’er the Earth the Shout
  106. O’er the Turmoil of Earth
  107. O’er the World of Sin, with Its Suffering Souls
  108. Oft I’ve Heard the Blessed News
  109. Only a Word for Jesus
  110. Open Are the Arms of Jesus
  111. Open Your Heart to the Spirit’s Entreating
  112. Oppressed with Grief and with Burdens Sore
  113. Out in the Mountains of Sin and of Shame
  114. Over the Hills Notes Divine
  115. Rejoice in the Lord, Let Your Joy Abound
  116. Rest upon Us Now, O Holy Spirit
  117. Riches of Grace
  118. Roses So Red, Roses So Fair
  119. Sabbath Hours Are Ending, The
  120. Safe From All the World’s Alarms
  121. Safe Within the Fold
  122. Saved By the Blood
  123. Savior Loves Us, The
  124. Searching the Scriptures
  125. Send Us a Savior, Hear the Nations Cry
  126. Shades of Despair Have Departed, The
  127. Sin Again Shall Be My Master
  128. Sleeper, Awake, the Sun Is High
  129. Some Day the Veil Will Be Lifted
  130. Springtime Days May Lose Their Beauty, The
  131. Straight Is the Gate, and Narrow the Way
  132. Sweet Is the Message the Word of God Brings
  133. Swiftly the Years Like the Clouds Pass Us By
  134. Swing the Lilies, White Easter Lilies!
  135. There’s a Voice of Tender Love
  136. There’s Power in Jesus’ Blood
  137. This Is the Motto We All Would Obey
  138. This World Is Not All Wilderness
  139. Thou Knowest, Lord, I Would Love Thee
  140. Thou Thinkest, Lord, of Me
  141. Though Hearts Are Often Weary
  142. Though I Tread a Path of Darkest Night
  143. Though Oft I Stray From My Lord Away
  144. Though Our Life Be Full of Trial
  145. Thro’ All Our Days We Sing God’s Praise
  146. ’Tis a Fount of Pleasure
  147. ’Tis a Lamp unto My Feet
  148. ’Tis a Very Pretty Place Is This
  149. ’Tis Jesus in the Morning
  150. Under Sweet Compulsion of a Loving Heart
  151. Voices of Mirth Awake to Gladness
  152. Wages of Sin Is Death, The
  153. Wake, Arm of the Spirit
  154. Wake the Voice of Gladness
  155. Walk with the Savior, Make His
  156. Watch and Pray, When Satan Tempts Thee
  157. We Are Resting in Peace
  158. We Are the Lambs, How Blessed Is the Promise
  159. We Have Entered Royal Service
  160. We Have Found a Golden Task
  161. We Have Heard a Voice of Gladness
  162. We Have Heard Thy Call, Blessed Savior
  163. We Praise Thee and Bless Thee
  164. Well We Know the Shepherd’s Voice
  165. What a Savior Meek and Mild
  166. What Friend Have We
  167. What Gladness and Joy Now My Soul Hath Found
  168. What Though Life’s Mysteries Surround
  169. What Though the Darkness Surround
  170. Whate’er Our Place or Station
  171. When Earth and Sea Take Up
  172. When Every Power with Heart
  173. When Gloomy Clouds Beset the Sky
  174. When Has Come the Day of Crowning
  175. When I Walk Through the Valley of Shadow and Gloom
  176. When I Walked with My Lord in the Sunshine
  177. When the Awful Judgment Day
  178. When the Week of Toil Is Over
  179. When Thou Hast Sown the Precious Seed
  180. Where the Savior Leads His Own
  181. Why Do You Linger Longer?
  182. Why Mid Dangers Straying
  183. Why Should We Praise Him?
  184. Winter Gloom and Dread Is Past, The
  185. Winter Reigns No More, The
  186. With Every Power with Heart and Soul
  187. With Hosts Redeemed to Walk
  188. Winning Souls for the Master
  189. With Swift Winged Feet the Moments Fly
  190. Wonderful Blood, The
  191. Wonderful Gospel of Jesus
  192. Wonderful Love of Jesus
  193. You Have Heard the Message of Peace
  194. Youth Is the Seed Time
  1. Angels Would Tell It
  2. Are You Ready?
  3. At Christmas Time
  4. Because It Is Christmas Time
  5. Cagliari
  6. Call to Rally, The
  7. Called to the Feast
  8. Come unto Me
  9. Doing His Will
  10. Draw Me to Thee
  11. Fear Not
  12. Foundation of God Standeth Sure, The
  13. Gates of Praise
  14. Go Forth to Meet Him
  15. God Is Love
  16. Going Home at Last
  17. He Changes Not
  18. Heathen at Your Door, The
  19. Hosanna We Sing
  20. How Can I but Love Him?
  21. Life, We Hail Thee
  22. Light upon the Way, The
  23. Like a Star of the Morning
  24. Lord Will Appear, The
  25. Love Makes Our Toil Worthwhile
  26. Name of Jesus, The
  27. Merry Missionaries
  28. On with the Cross
  29. Only Where Jesus Is
  30. Search the Scriptures
  31. Shine On, O Star!
  32. Song in the Night, A
  33. Souls We Brought to Jesus, The
  34. Swing, Snowy Lilies
  35. Tell It to Jesus
  36. Trusting in the Promise
  37. Welcome the Spirit In
  38. Wienland
  39. With Courage Strong
  40. Word of Prayer, A