1889-1941

May 7, 1889, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

August 2, 1941, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Union Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Leaving school after eighth grade, Hoppe worked as a stenographer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She began writing patriotic verses in early childhood; by age 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. Some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, of which she was a member. These came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois, who influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals included her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. Hoppe said of her work:

Many of my hymns have been written on my way to and from church and to and from work. I utilize my lunch hours for typing the hymns and keeping up correspondence…still I find a minute here and there in which to jot down some verse.

  1. All Glory Be to Thee, O God
  2. All That I Have, O Father
  3. Ascend, Dear Lord, Thy Earthly Toil Is Done
  4. Be Thou Ever True to Jesus
  5. Be Thou Faithful Until Death
  6. Boast, O World, of All Thy Learning
  7. Bonds of Love, My Savior, The
  8. By Nature Deaf to Things Divine
  9. Christ the King and Savior Reigneth
  10. Church of Jesus, Wake, Awaken
  11. Church of Prayer, Let Christ Thy Lord
  12. Come Again, Ye Mighty Lions
  13. Come and Let the Lord Now Teach You
  14. Come, My Famished Heart, to Jesus
  15. Comest Thou at Evening, Savior
  16. Come, O My Savior, Delay Thee
  17. Desire of Every Nation
  18. Jesus, O Precious Name
  19. O’er Jerusalem Thou Weepest
  20. Precious Child, So Sweetly Sleeping
  21. Repent, the Kingdom Draweth Nigh
  22. Rise, Arise!
  23. Thou Hast Indeed Made Manifest
  24. Thou Virgin-Born Incarnate Word
  25. Eternal God, Our Father
  26. Eternal, Gracious God
  27. Faith Is a Trustful Confidence
  28. For the Homeland’s Peace and Stillness
  29. From Heaven Above, Ye Angels All
  30. Go, My Soul, to Calvary’s brow
  31. God of Ages, All Transcending
  32. Hail, Hosanna, David’s Son
  33. Have Ye Heard the Invitation?
  34. He Came from Realms Eternal
  35. He Did Not Die in Vain
  36. Heavenly Sower, Thou Hast Scattered
  37. How Blest Are They Who Through the Power
  38. How Blest Is the Soul
  39. I Fear Not Death
  40. I Open Wide the Portals of My Heart
  41. I Will Return unto the Lord
  42. Into Thy Presence, Righteous God
  43. Jesus’ Death, the Death of Death
  44. Jesus, Thine Unbounded Love
  45. Jesus, Thou from Death Hast Risen
  46. Let Me Say in Jubilation
  47. Like Enoch, Let Me Ever Walk with Thee
  48. Little Birdie, Sweetly Sings
  49. Lo, Thy King Doth Come
  50. Lord Jesus Christ, the Children’s Friend
  51. O Church of the Word, by the Nazarene Founded
  52. O Dear Redeemer Crucified
  53. O Father Mine, Whose Mercies Never Cease
  54. O Friend of Sinners, Son of God
  55. O God of Mercies, Father Mine
  56. O God, Whom We as Father Know
  57. O Joyful Message, Sent from Heaven
  58. O Lord My God, Thy Holy Law
  59. O My Soul, Awake Thee Now
  60. O Precious Savior, Heal and Bless
  61. O Son of God, in Galilee
  62. O Sweet Contemplation, Dear Savior
  63. O Where May the Soul Find Its Home?
  64. O World, See Here Suspended
  65. O World, Thy Life Doth Languish
  66. O’er Kedron Rings the Music
  67. Rejoice, O Zion, Shout and Sing
  68. Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray
  69. Sinners, Work Out Your Salvation
  70. Son of God, the Heavenly Father
  71. Sower Goeth Forth to Sow, A
  72. Thou Camest Down from Heaven on High
  73. Thou Dust and Clay of Earthly Mold
  74. Thou Goest to Jerusalem
  75. Thou Hast Indeed Made Manifest
  76. Thou Lord of Life and Death
  77. When the Clouds of Trouble Gather
  78. Who Knows When Death May Overtake Me
  1. O Precious Thought!
  2. This Night a Wondrous Revelation

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