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10 Famous Writers and Composers in the Hymnbook


2. Johann Sebastian Bach

Composer of “O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown” (no. 197; Bach adapted the tune from Hans Leo Hassler)

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Generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time, Bach's work paved the way for Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin. His beautiful compositions did not reach the height of their popularity until well after his death. 

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