July 13, 1854, Stark County, Ohio.

July 10, 1942, Dayton, Ohio.

Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.


The Lorenz family were Adventists, and emigrated from Messer, Russia (near Saratow), to America, and lived in Dayton, Ohio. Edmund attended Otterbein University, Union Biblical Seminary, Yale Theological Seminary, and the University of Leipzig. He served as pastor of the High Street United Brethren Church in Dayton, Ohio (1884–86), and as president of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania (1886–88). He later founded the Lorenz and Company music publishing house in Dayton, Ohio. His works include:

  1. All Along Life’s Journey
  2. All Ye His Works
  3. Alleluia, Song of Gladness
  4. Amid the Trials Which I Meet
  5. Angels Are Near Us
  6. Are You Filling the World with Rejoicing and Cheer?
  7. Are You Seeking for the Truth?
  8. Are You Weary, Are You Heavy Hearted?
  9. Arise and Shine
  10. As You Wander Astray
  11. Behold, a Radiance From the Cross
  12. Birds Are All Singing, The
  13. Bless the Lord Above
  14. Bringing Peace and Gladness
  15. Budding Hopes Shall Blossom Forth
  16. By the Grace of God Renewed
  17. Children, What Is Your Song Today?
  18. Christ, the Rock, Stands Fast
  19. Come, Let Us All Unite to Sing
  20. Come to the Cross Where the Savior Died
  21. Come to the Sunday School
  22. Cry Rings Out o’er All the Land, The
  23. Dark May Seem the Path
  24. Dark the Shadows Round Them Fall
  25. Day and Night Thou Lord Art
  26. Death Rejoicing o’er His Prey
  27. Do You Slumber in Your Tent?
  28. Down in the Churchyard Robed in Daisies
  29. Dwell in My Heart, Dear Savior
  30. Everywhere the Leaves Are Dancing
  31. Far Away, in Foreign Clime
  32. Far, Far, Over the Sea
  33. Fearing No Evil
  34. Fill with Lofty Praise
  35. Garnered Sheaves
  36. God Helping Me, I’ll Do No Evil
  37. Hail Ye the King, as He Comes
  38. Happy the Day Returning Year By Year
  39. Having Wandered Far Away
  40. Hear, Oh Hear Him Now
  41. Hear the Battle Shout
  42. Hear the Merry Music Ringing
  43. Hear the Music Ringing, Ringing
  44. Hear the Shout of Triumph
  45. Hear the Song of the Throng
  46. Hear the Tramp of the Millions of the Earth
  47. Hear Ye Not the Voice of Jesus?
  48. Help Me, Savior, More Each Day
  49. He’s the Dearest Friend to Me
  50. Hollow of God’s Hand, The
  51. Holy Jesus, Tender Shepherd
  52. Horror and Fear Lay upon the Tomb
  53. How Can We Show Our Love to Him?
  54. How Full of Cheer Life’s Sunny Day
  55. I Am Looking, Lord, for Thy Pardoning Face
  56. I Am Walking with the Savior
  57. I Belong to Jesus
  58. I Have Chosen the Better Part
  59. I Have Found a Dear Savior
  60. I Have Found a Friend Abiding!
  61. I Have Found a Peace Abiding
  62. I Have Found Repose for My Weary Soul
  63. I Heard a Happy Birdie Sing
  64. I Love to Be Where Sacred
  65. I Stand in Amaze and Wonder
  66. I Will Journey on with Jesus
  67. In Joyful High and Holy Lays
  68. In Lands Where Sin’s Darkness Doth Lower
  69. In Ocean Deep, on Mountain Tall
  70. In That Land of Joy and Song
  71. In the Cross of Christ Is All Our Glory
  72. In the Hollow of God’s Hand
  73. In the Legion So Brave
  74. In This World of Sin and Woe
  75. Jesus Is My Joy Today
  76. Jesus, Weeping o’er the Wanderer
  77. Jewels for the King of Glory
  78. Joy Supreme My Soul Has Found
  79. Lead Me to Jesus
  80. Let the Angel Hosts on High
  81. Let the Light of Life Now Shine
  82. Let Us Sing the Praise of Jesus
  83. Let Us Walk in the Way of the Lord
  84. Life Is Full of Heavy Burdens
  85. Like Children in the Temple
  86. Like the Sound of Many Waters
  87. Little Ones Singing Sweet
  88. Lord Has Long Been Waiting, The
  89. Lord Is Good and Kind Alway, The
  90. Lord Is Kind, The
  91. Many Little Children Sing No Songs of Joy
  92. Master’s Call, The
  93. Message Blest Again Repeat, The
  94. My Body, Mind and Spirit
  95. My Savior with Me Is Abiding
  96. My Soul Is Filled with Gladness
  97. Neath the Shade of Its Trees
  98. O How Lovely and How True
  99. O Jesus, Perfect Savior
  100. O the Hour of Prayer Is Bright
  101. O the Peace of God, How It Thrills My Soul
  102. O the Peace That Fills My Soul
  103. O What a Lesson We All May Learn
  104. O What a Wonderful Savior
  105. O Why Do Wait, Why Longer?
  106. O’er the Earth the Shout
  107. O’er the Turmoil of Earth
  108. O’er the World of Sin, with Its Suffering Souls
  109. Oft I’ve Heard the Blessed News
  110. Only a Word for Jesus
  111. Open Are the Arms of Jesus
  112. Open Your Heart to the Spirit’s Entreating
  113. Oppressed with Grief and with Burdens Sore
  114. Out in the Mountains of Sin and of Shame
  115. Over the Hills Notes Divine
  116. Rejoice in the Lord, Let Your Joy Abound
  117. Rest upon Us Now, O Holy Spirit
  118. Riches of Grace
  119. Roses So Red, Roses So Fair
  120. Sabbath Hours Are Ending, The
  121. Safe From All the World’s Alarms
  122. Safe Within the Fold
  123. Saved By the Blood
  124. Savior Loves Us, The
  125. Searching the Scriptures
  126. Send Us a Savior
  127. Shades of Despair Have Departed, The
  128. Sin Again Shall Be My Master
  129. Sleeper, Awake, the Sun Is High
  130. Some Day the Veil Will Be Lifted
  131. Springtime Days May Lose Their Beauty, The
  132. Straight Is the Gate, and Narrow the Way
  133. Sweet Is the Message the Word of God Brings
  134. Swiftly the Years Like the Clouds Pass Us By
  135. Swing the Lilies, White Easter Lilies!
  136. There’s a Voice of Tender Love
  137. There’s Power in Jesus’ Blood
  138. This Is the Motto We All Would Obey
  139. This World Is Not All Wilderness
  140. Thou Knowest, Lord, I Would Love Thee
  141. Thou Thinkest, Lord, of Me
  142. Though Hearts Are Often Weary
  143. Though I Tread a Path of Darkest Night
  144. Though Oft I Stray From My Lord Away
  145. Though Our Life Be Full of Trial
  146. Thro’ All Our Days We Sing God’s Praise
  147. ’Tis a Fount of Pleasure
  148. ’Tis a Lamp unto My Feet
  149. ’Tis a Very Pretty Place Is This
  150. ’Tis Jesus in the Morning
  151. Under Sweet Compulsion of a Loving Heart
  152. Voices of Mirth Awake to Gladness
  153. Wages of Sin Is Death, The
  154. Wake, Arm of the Spirit
  155. Wake the Voice of Gladness
  156. Walk with the Savior, Make His
  157. Watch and Pray, When Satan Tempts Thee
  158. We Are Resting in Peace
  159. We Are the Lambs, How Blessed Is the Promise
  160. We Have Entered Royal Service
  161. We Have Found a Golden Task
  162. We Have Heard a Voice of Gladness
  163. We Have Heard Thy Call, Blessed Savior
  164. We Praise Thee and Bless Thee
  165. Well We Know the Shepherd’s Voice
  166. What a Savior Meek and Mild
  167. What Friend Have We
  168. What Gladness and Joy Now My Soul Hath Found
  169. What Though Life’s Mysteries Surround
  170. What Though the Darkness Surround
  171. Whate’er Our Place or Station
  172. When Earth and Sea Take Up
  173. When Every Power with Heart
  174. When Gloomy Clouds Beset the Sky
  175. When Has Come the Day of Crowning
  176. When I Walk Through the Valley of Shadow and Gloom
  177. When I Walked with My Lord in the Sunshine
  178. When the Awful Judgment Day
  179. When the Week of Toil Is Over
  180. When Thou Hast Sown the Precious Seed
  181. Where the Savior Leads His Own
  182. Why Do You Linger Longer?
  183. Why Mid Dangers Straying
  184. Why Should We Praise Him?
  185. Winter Gloom and Dread Is Past, The
  186. Winter Reigns No More, The
  187. With Hosts Redeemed to Walk
  188. Winning Souls for the Master
  189. With Swift Winged Feet the Moments Fly
  190. Wonderful Blood, The
  191. Wonderful Gospel of Jesus
  192. Wonderful Love of Jesus
  193. You Have Heard the Message of Peace
  194. Youth Is the Seed Time
  1. Angels Would Tell It
  2. Are You Ready?
  3. At Christmas Time
  4. Because It Is Christmas Time
  5. Cagliari
  6. Call to Rally, The
  7. Called to the Feast
  8. Come unto Me
  9. Doing His Will
  10. Draw Me to Thee
  11. Fear Not
  12. Foundation of God Standeth Sure, The
  13. Gates of Praise
  14. Go Forth to Meet Him
  15. God Is Love
  16. Going Home at Last
  17. He Changes Not
  18. Heathen at Your Door, The
  19. Hold the Lamp of Life Aloft
  20. Hosanna We Sing
  21. How Can I but Love Him?
  22. I’m Coming to Thee
  23. Life, We Hail Thee
  24. Light upon the Way, The
  25. Like a Star of the Morning
  26. Listening to God
  27. Lord Will Appear, The
  28. Love Makes Our Toil Worthwhile
  29. Merry Missionaries
  30. My Times Are in His Hands
  31. Name of Jesus, The
  32. No Vacant Chair
  33. On with the Cross
  34. Only Where Jesus Is
  35. Search the Scriptures
  36. Shine On, O Star!
  37. Song in the Night, A
  38. Souls We Brought to Jesus, The
  39. Swing, Snowy Lilies
  40. Tell It to Jesus
  41. Trusting in the Promise
  42. Welcome the Spirit In
  43. When the Harvest Comes
  44. Whispers of Jesus, The
  45. Who Will Run with the Tidings?
  46. Wienland
  47. With Courage Strong
  48. Word of Prayer, A