Mennonite Historian

Mennonite Historian, September 2021

The Mennonite Historian began in 1975 and is published by the Mennonite Heritage Archives and the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.

Editors: Jon Isaak (CMBS) and Conrad Stoesz (MHA)

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Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z6

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Periodical number: ISSN 0700 8066

Highlighted Articles

Falk Sisters Album

The Falk Sisters
“Sing Unto the Lord”

“Sing unto the Lord, for he hath done excellent things; this is known in all the earth.” Isaiah 12:5

The Falk Sisters sang together as a quartet until 1958 when the oldest, Martha (Mrs. Pete Voth), was married. At this time they formed a trio; Elizabeth (soprano), Mary (mezzo soprano), and Magdalene (contralto). On this recording they are accompanied by Mrs. Voth on the piano, although they usually sing acapella when singing in services. They frequently sing in the churches of the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church as well as in neighbouring churches, hospitals, and homes for the aged. They are also heard on the radio broadcast of the E.M.M. Church. They are the daughters of Rev. and Mrs. William H. Falk, of Plum Coulee, Manitoba.

It is their desire that through this recording some of the Lord’s excellent goodness may be conveyed to their listeners.

Side One

1. Nothing Satisfies But Jesus
2. Poor Wayfaring Stranger


3. Yes, He Did
4. The Upper Window
5. He Died of a Broken Heart
6. Fill All My Vision
7. His Plan

Side Two

8. Erben des Reichs
9. Jesus, Mein Herr
10. Wie Sollt’ Ich Ihn Nicht Lieben
11. O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
12. Ich Bete an die Macht der Liebe
13. Wo Kein Wolke Mehr sich Tuermt
14. Fahre hin, du Boese Welt und Suende