Heav’n and Earth, the Sky, the Sea

Author: Joachim Neander

Neander, Joachim, was born at Bremen, in 1650, as the eldest child of the marriage of Johann Joachim Neander and Catharina Knipping, which took place on Sept. 18, 1649, the father being then master of the Third Form in the Paedagogium at Bremen. The family name was originally Neumann (Newman) or Niemann, but the grandfather of the poet had assumed the Greek form of the name, i.e. Neander. After passing through the Paedagogium he entered himself as a student at the Gymnasium illustre (Academic Gymnasium) of Bremen in Oct. 1666. German student life in the 17th century was anything but refined, and Neander seems to have been as riotous and as fond of questionable pleasures as most of his fellows. In July 1670, Theodore Under-Eyck came to Breme… Go to person page >

Translator (stanzas 1-4): Paul Wengel

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Translator (stanzas 5 and 6): Emma B. Meier

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First Line: Heav’n and earth, the sky, the sea
Title: Heav’n and Earth, the Sky, the Sea
German Title: Himmel, Erde, Luft und Meer
Author: Joachim Neander
Translator (stanzas 1-4): Paul Wengel
Translator (stanzas 5 and 6): Emma B. Meier
Language: French

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North American Hymnal (2nd ed.) #15



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