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Charles Crozat Converse (October 7, 1832 - October 18, 1918) was a United States attorney who also worked as a composer of church songs. He was born in Warren, Massachusetts. He is notable for setting to music the words of Joseph Scriven to become the hymn " What a Friend We Have in Jesus". Converse also published an arrangement of " [1 ] The Death of Minnehaha", with words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He studied law and music in [2 ] Leipzig, Germany, returned home in 1857, and was graduated at the Albany Law School in 1861. Many of his musical compositions appeared under the anagrammatic pen-names “C. O. Nevers,” “Karl Reden,” and “E. C. Revons.” He published a cantata (1855), New Method for the Guitar (1855), Musical Bouquet (1859), The One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Psalm (1860), Sweet Singer (1863), Church Singer (1863) and Sayings of Sages (1863). Converse proposed the use of the [3 ] gender-neutral pronoun, "Thon".
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Cornelius, Steven (2004). Music of the Civil War Era. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-32081-0.
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