Zundel, John, German Organist and hymn writer; b. Hochdorf, Dec. 10, 1815; d. Cannstadt, July 1882. He was an organist and bandmaster in St. Petersburg; in 1847, went to America, where he became organist at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church in N.Y. He returned to Germany in 1877. In America he ed. the Monthly Choir and Organ Journal, and was also one of the compilers, in association with Henry Ward Beecher, of the Plymouth Collection (1855). He wrote the celebrated hymn Love Divine, also known as Beecher or Zundel, which is included in Zundel’s Christian Heart Songs (1870).
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