The latest edition in the Moravian Star Anthem Series is now available.
He Wipes Away Our Tears (Er wischt die Thraenlein ab) by J. C. Bechler (1784-1857) MMFS1402 $1.95 ea.
The text is by Christian Gregor (1723-1801). Appropriate for General use.
Bechler served the Moravian congregations in Philadelphia, Staten Island, Lititz, and Salem. In 1836, he served in Sarepta, Russia, before returning to Herrnhut in 1849, until his death.
He Wipes Away Our Tears contains both English and German, and is in C Major and the highest soprano note is G5 (g”); a lower key organ part is available. It is written in 3/4 time for SATB choir with keyboard accompaniment; instrumental parts for 2 flutes and/or strings are available and optional.
This Bechler anthem was edited by Nola Reed Knouse from manuscript copies in the Nazareth Congregation collection.