Bengali Hymnody, William Carey,
and the Serampore Mission
Some Bengali Hymns by William Carey (click here for background image of a Carey Bengali hymn)
William Carey, "Khadeetar Nebedan O Neyam," 1798 [The Penitent's Prayer and Resolve], trans. John Fountain, in John Rippon, The Baptist Annual Register, for 1798, 1799, 1800, and Part of 1801 (Sold by Messrs. Button and Conder, London; Brown and James, Bristol; Ogle, Edinburgh; Allein, Dublin; And May be Had of the Baptist Ministers in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Richmond, Savannah, and Charleston in America, , pp. 169-171.
William Carey, Selected Bengali Hymns, Dharmageet, ed. Prof. Rev. A. Mondal, Diocese of Barrackpore (1980).
"William Carey's Bengali Hymnody"
Courtesy, Rev. Dr. Dipankar Haldar
Associate Professor of New Testament
Theology Department, Serampore College, Serampore, India
Bengali Hymn by Krishna Pal, Carey's first Hindu Convert to Christianity
Krishna Pal, "Jey Jone Apon Pran," in Quarterly Paper for the Use of the Weekly and Monthly Contributors to the Baptist Missionary Society 33 (January 1830):129.
J. Lawson, "Free Translation," of Krishna Pal, "Jey Jone Apon Pran," in Quarterly Paper for the Use of the Weekly and Monthly Contributors to the Baptist Missionary Society 33 (January 1830):130.
Krishna Pal, "Jey Jone Apon Pran," [O Thou my Soul, Forget No More], trans. Joshua Marshman, in The First Hindoo Convert: A Memoir of Krishna Pal, A Preacher of the Gospel to His Countrymen More Than Twenty Years (Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1852), p. 104.
Descriptions of Krishna Pal's Hymn "O Thou My Soul, Forget No More"
Tarachund—Bengali Hymn Writer
"Foreign Intelligence. Baptist Mission. Missionary College at Serampore." The Christian Herald. Vol. VI. (New York: Published by John Gray, 1819), pp. 619-620, "Tarachund, a Hindoo of the writer cast, converted by reading the New Testament in Bengalee, without an instructor, is said to be an excellent poet; a great part of the Bengalee hymns in the Serampore hymn-book are his composition."
Liturgy of Worship Service Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of William Carey's Birth
Serampore College, Serampore, India
March 3, 2011
Serampore College, Worship Celebration (William Carey's 250th Birth Anniversary) 5 pp.
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