Hymn Story: All My Hope On God is Founded

“All My Hope on God is Founded” began as the German hymn. The original words “Meine Hoffnung stehet feste”. Joachim Neander wrote the hymn around 1680.

Neander was born in 1650 in Bremen (modern day Germany). He served as a German theologian and hymnwriter. He wrote over sixty hymns and is best known for the hymn Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation. He died in 1680.

In 1899, Robert Bridges translated the hymn into English.

This hymn was performed at the Committal service for Queen Elizabeth II at St. George’s Chapel.

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