Jesus Loves Me

Reflections on "Jesus Loves Me" W. Zeitler  "Jesus Loves Me"   Improvisation The verses to ‘Jesus Loves Me’ were written by Anna Bartlett Warner (1827–1915). Anna’s father was Henry Warner, a wealthy New York City lawyer. When he lost most of his fortune in the 1837 depression, the family was forced to move to their…

Is Progress Always Progress?

Concerto in Am    A. Vivaldi (1678-1741), arr. J.S.Bach "God of Grace & God of Glory" Fugue in C     J.S.Bach Before say 1750, published music was relatively rare and relatively expensive. Nor were there photocopy machines. Consequently, if you were a musician and you wanted a copy of the latest Top Ten Trio Sonatas,…

Robert Lowry

"Immersed in the River of Life" W. Zeitler "Shall We Gather at the River" Improvisation “Shall We Gather at the River” — both lyrics and music — was written by Robert Lowry (1826–1899). The text refers to Revelation chapter 22 in which a crystal clear river with water of Life is described, issuing from the…