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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Composer Bio Information

Naegeli, Hans George's bio information

Wednesday, May 26, 1773 - Monday, December 26, 1836

Born: May 26, 1773, Wetzikon, Switzerland (near Zürich).

Died: December 26, 1836, Wetzikon, Switzerland.

Buried: Zürich, Switzerland.

Nägeli, son of a clergyman, has been called “the man who taught Switzerland to sing.” He was virtually a national hero of popular music and folk singing; his most popular song, still sung in beer tents the world over, is “Freut euch des Lebens” (1791). Nägeli helped found several choral societies, and frequently corresponded with Friedrich Silcher, who greatly admired him. Nägeli’s works include:

* Gesangsbildunglehre nach Pestalozzischen Grundsätzen, 1810


* Hustad, p. 292
* Nutter, p. 462
* Randel, p. 627


1. Dennis
2. Leni
3. Naomi
4. Zürich


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