Anna B Hoppe
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Anna B. Hoppe is one of the most prolific Lutheran hymn writers of the early 20th century. She composed hundreds of hymns along with opinion pieces and devotional writing. All the while, she lived quietly in Milwaukee, working as an office secretary and volunteering in various roles at her church. Despite her humble life, she became acquainted with several important Lutheran church musicians and pastors of her day and they, impressed by her work, helped to “spread the news” about her remarkable achievements. Today Lutherans still know her through just a few of her hymns–“O Son of God, in Galilee” (LSB 841, LW 400, LBW 426), “For Jerusalem You’re Weeping” (LW 390), and “Rise, Arise” (CW 30).