Boehm, Anthony Wilhelm, a German writer,
was born in 1673; and died in 1722. Very
little is known of him. He translated and
published Arndt's True Christianity in 1712,
in which volume was a translation of St.
Bernard's "Jesu, Dulcis Memoria," which
J. C. Jacobi
altered and published in his
Psalmodia Germanica, 1732. Jacobi's version
was in turn altered by others, and
among these alterations the one found in
Psalms and Hymns, 1760, beginning,
"Of Him who did salvation bring,"
has long been a favorite with American
Methodists. If any hymn in our Hymnal
has to be traced back through a long genealogy,
this one surely has.
|Of Him who did salvation bring