Birthdays on May 7
Birth of Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Conde. Affronted at court, he joined the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants) and became their first outstanding military leader. He fought several battles, winning, drawing, losing. Captured a third time in 1569, he was immediately assassinated.
Elisha A. Hoffman, clergyman and hymnwriter in the Evangelical Church, was born at Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. For eleven years he was connected with the Evangelical Association publishing house in Cleveland, Ohio, then pastored several Evangelical and Presbyterian churches in both Ohio and Michigan. Hoffman was a prolific writer of Gospel songs, giving us both the words and music of "I Must Tell Jesus," "What a Wonderful Saviour," and "Are You Washed in The Blood?" He also penned the words of "Glory to His Name" and "Leaning on The Everlasting Arms."
Birth of Edward Reese, who compiled the data and published the Reese Chronological Bible. Although there might be some criticism concerning the dates he displays, since most records of the ancient days cannot be verified for accuracy, some find that seeing the events in a calendar perspective makes the biblical events more "alive."