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New York Ministerium

After several earlier abortive attempts, the New York Ministerium was formed in 1786; among its leaders was Frederick Muhlenberg, son of Henry Muhlenberg, the so-called “patriarch” of American Lutheranism.  Its most influential leader was Frederick Henry Suitman who served as president of the Ministerium from 1807-1825. A rationalist, he had studied under Semler in Halle. The New York Ministerium issued A Collection of hymns and a Liturgy in 1814 which reflected his rationalistic leanings. In 1820 the New York Ministerium joined the newly formed General Synod.


4.1       A Collection of Hymns, and a Liturgy, for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, To Which Are Added Prayers for Families and Individuals. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the State of New York. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by G. & D. Billmeyer. 1814.

Preface by Frederick H. Quitman and Augustus Wackerhagen. 520 hymns.

To peruse online, go to hymnary.org; click on “hymnals”; under “search” in the “hymnal, number” box type in CHAL1814 and click on “search”.


4.2       A Collection of Hymns, and a Liturgy, for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, To Which Are Added Prayers for Families and Individuals. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the State of New York. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by G. & D. Billmeyer. 1817.

Preface by Frederick H. Quitman and Augustus Wackerhagen. 520 hymns.


4.3       A Collection of Hymns, and a Liturgy, for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, To Which Are Added Prayers for Families and Individuals. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the State of New York. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by G. & D. Billmeyer. 1817.

Preface by Frederick H. Quitman and Augustus Wackerhagen. 520 hymns.


 4.4       A Collection of Hymns, and a Liturgy, for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, To Which Are Added Prayers for Families and Individuals. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the State of New York. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by G. & D. Billmeyer. 1817.

Preface by Frederick H. Quitman and Augustus Wackerhagen. 520 hymns. The Liturgy is not included in this copy.


4.5       A Collection of Hymns, and a Liturgy, for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, To Which Are Added Prayers for Families and Individuals. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the State of New York. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by G. & D. Billmeyer. 1817.

Preface by Frederick H. Quitman and Augustus Wackerhagen. 520 hymns. The Liturgy is not included in this copy.


4.6       A Collection of Hymns, and a Liturgy, for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, To Which Are Added Prayers for Families and Individuals. New and Enlarged Stereotype Edition. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of the State of New York. New York: Printed and sold, wholesale and retail, by Henry Ludwig, Corner of Vesey and Greenwich-streets. 1834.

Preface to the New and Enlarged Edition; Preface to the Former Edition by Frederick H. Quitman and Augustus Wackerhagen. 700 hymns. The Liturgy is also designated as “New and Enlarged Edition.”


4.7       A Collection of Hymns, and a Liturgy, for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, To Which Are Added Prayers for Families and Individuals. New and Enlarged Stereotype Edition. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of the State of New York. New York: Printed and sold, wholesale and retail, by Henry Ludwig, Corner of Vesey and Greenwich-streets. 1844.

Preface to the New and Enlarged Edition; Preface to the Former Edition by Frederick H. Quitman and Augustus Wackerhagen. 700 hymns. The Liturgy is also designated as “New and Enlarged Edition.”


4.8       A Collection of Hymns, and a Liturgy, for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, To Which Are Added Prayers for Families and Individuals. New and Enlarged Stereotype Edition. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of the State of New York. New York: Printed and sold by Henry Ludwig, No. 39 Center-Street. 1857.

Preface to the New and Enlarged Edition; Preface to the Former Edition by Frederick H. Quitman and Augustus Wackerhagen. 700 hymns. The Liturgy is also designated as “New and Enlarged Edition.”


4.9       A Collection of Hymns, and a Liturgy, for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, To Which Are Added Prayers for Families and Individuals. New and Enlarged Stereotype Edition. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of the State of New York. New York: Printed and sold by Henry Ludwig, No. 39 Center-Street. 1857.

Preface to the New and Enlarged Edition; Preface to the Former Edition by Frederick H. Quitman and Augustus Wackerhagen. 700 hymns. The Liturgy is also designated as “New and Enlarged Edition.”


4.10     A Collection of Hymns, and a Liturgy, for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, To Which Are Added Prayers for Families and Individuals. New and Enlarged Stereotype Edition. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of the State of New York. New York: Printed and sold by Henry Ludwig, No. 39 Center-Street. 1857.  MISSING

Preface to the New and Enlarged Edition; Preface to the Former Edition by Frederick H. Quitman and Augustus Wackerhagen. 700 hymns. The Liturgy is also designated as “New and Enlarged Edition.”