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Maria Magdalena Boehmer

Short Name: Maria Magdalena Boehmer
Full Name: Boehmer, Maria Magdalena, 1669-1743
Birth Year: 1669
Death Year (est.): 1743

Böhmer, Maria Magdalena, sister of J. H. Böhmer was born at Hannover, where she died, unmarried, in 1743 or 1741 (Koch, iv. 373; Bode, p. 47). She contributed two hymns (Nos. 655, 660) to Freylinghausen's Gesang-Buch, 1704; while one (No. 430) in his Neues Geistreiches Gesang-Buch, 1714, and four (Nos. 188,193,194,582) in the NeueSammlung, Wernigerode, 1752, are also ascribed to her. The only hymn by her translated into English is—
Eins Christen Herz. [Longing for Heaven.] First published as No. 655 in Freylinghausen's Gesang-Buch, 1704, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, repeated as No. 701 in the Berlin Geistliche Liedersegen, edition 1863. It is translated as:—
Regardless now of things below. A very free translation by J. Wesley in Stored Poems, 1740 (P. Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 222), in 4 st. iIncluded, as No. 6, in the Wesley Hymns & Spiritual Songs, 1753; in the Supplement of 1830 to the Wesleyan Hymn Book; and in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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