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 Lewis H. Redner

Lewis H. Redner

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Aug 1908 (aged 76)
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot F 359-361
Memorial ID 10188681 · View Source
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Composer. He wrote the music for Phillip Brooks poem "O' Little Town of Bethlehem". Brooks poem is about his journey from Jeruselem to Bethlehem, where he assisted with midnight service in 1865. Brooks, Pastor at Holy Trinity in Philadelphia, wrote the poem to tell the children of his church about his visit to Bethlehem. Brooks asked Redner to compose a tune for his poem to sing at the Christmas service. Redner came up with the melody just hours before the Christmas Day service in 1868. The music and words make up one of the most beloved Christmas songs.

Bio by: Frank W Nichols


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  • Originally Created by: Frank W Nichols
  • Added: 29 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10188681
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis H. Redner (15 Dec 1831–29 Aug 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10188681, citing Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .