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Anna Sophia von Hessen-Darmstadt

Anna Sophia von Hessen-Darmstadt
Short Name: Anna Sophia von Hessen-Darmstadt
Full Name: Anna Sophia von Hessen-Darmstadt, 1638-1683
Birth Year: 1638
Death Year: 1683

Anna Sophia, daughter of the Landgrave Georg II. of Hesse-Darmstadt, was born at Marburg, Dec. 17, 1638. Carefully educated, especially in Holy Scripture and the Christian Fathers, she was in 1657 elected Pröbstin of the Lutheran Fürsten-Tochter-Stift at Quedlinburg, where she became Abbess 1680, and died Dec, 13, 1683 (Koch, iii. 549-554; Stromberger's preface, &c).
Her hymns, contemplations on the union of the soul with Christ, in the spirit of the Canticles, mostly appeared in her devotional work:—

Der Treue Seelen-Freund Christus Jesus mit nach denklichen Sinn-Gemählden, anmuthigen Lehr-Gedichten und neuen geistreichen Gesangen, abgedruckt und vorgestellet, Jena, 1658. The only one translation into English is Wohl dent der Jesum liebet [Holy Scripture], her best hymn, 1658, Appx. p. 26. The translations are: (l) "How happy they, who know and love," by Dr. G. Walker, 1860, p. 82. (2) "What joy to love the Saviour," in the British Herald, Nov. 1866, p. 363, repeated as No. 433 in Reid's Praise Book, 1872.

[Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by Anna Sophia von Hessen-Darmstadt (14)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Ach, Gnad über alle GnadenAnna Sophia von Hessen-Darmstadt (Author)German1
Christus, der ist mein LebenAnna, Gräfin v. Stolberg, 1638-1683 (Author)German1
Herre, tal, din tjener hørerAnna Sophia von Hesse-Darmstadt (Author)Norwegian6
Jesu, Jesu, du mein Leben, meine Liebe, KraftAnna Sophia von Hessen-Darmstadt (Author)2
Mein Freund ist mein und ich bin sein, o wie werdAnna Sophia von Hesse-Darmstadt (Author)German3
O der wundergrossen GnadenAnna Sophia von Hesse-Darmstadt (Author)2
O heilge flut, O kräftig BlutLandgraf zu Hessen (Author)German3
O Lord, help me to liveAnna Sophia von Hesse-Darmstadt (Author)1
Rede, Herr, und dein Kind höreAnna Sophia von Hessen-Darmstadt (Author)German5
Rede, liebster Jesu, redeAnna Sophia von Hesse-Darmstadt (Author)German4
Speak, O Lord, Thy servant heareth, To Thy word I now give heedAnna Sophia of Hesse-Darmstadt (Author)English9
Speak, O Savior, I am list'ningAnna Sophia of Hesse-Darmstadt, 1638-83 (Author)3
The time is short the season nears That I must leave this vale of tearsAnna Sophia von Hesse-Darmstadt (Author)1
Wohl dem, der Jesu liebet Und dessen HimmelswortAnna Sophia von Hesse-Darmstadt (Author)German10
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