Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wilhelm Knepper

Wilhelm Knepper was an early member of the Brethren and a hymnwriter. A weaver in Solingen, Germany, he joined the Brethren about 1716 and in 1717 was one of six Brethren sentanced to hard labor for life. While in prison Knepper wrote some four hundred hymns.

Our hearts and voices let us raise,
committed now to give God praise
in each and every hour.
Let loosened tongues our lips now fill
with talk of love and God's goodwill,
and thus acclaim God's power.
Source: Let Our Joys Be Known
A Brethren Heritage Curriculum
Richard Gardner and Kenneth Shaffer