Ernst Heinrich

Short Name: Ernst Heinrich
Full Name: Heinrich, Ernst, 1716-1778
Birth Year: 1716
Death Year: 1778

Heinrich Ernst, eldest son of Christian Ernst, Count of Stolberg Wernigerode, was born at Wernigerode, Dec. 7, 1716. During the lifetime of his father (who was one of the best hymnologists of his day, and founder of the fine Library at Wernigerode), he was Canon of Halberstadt. He succeeded to the estates in 1771, and died at Halberstadt, Oct. 24, 1778.
He contributed four hymns to the Wernigerode Gesang-Buch,1735. A selection from his Geistliche Gedichte was published at Halle, 1748-52. The rest of his printed hymns appeared in his Betrachtungen der Sonn- und Fest-täglichen Evangelien in Liedern, Wernigerode, 1750 (all original), and in the Neue Sammlung geistlicher Lieder, Wernigerode, 1752, which includes 818 hymns, of which some 370 are by himself. Two of these have passed into English, viz.:—
i. Eile, eile, meine Seele. Christian Warfare. 1735, as above, p. 829, in 17 stanzas, entitled, "On the Conflict and Victory of Believers." Translated as "Haste, haste, my soul, from ruin flee," by Dr. G. Walker, 1860, p. 83.
ii. Morgen soil es besser werden. The Morning of Joy. In the Neue Sammlung, 1752, No. 537, in 5 stanzas. Translated as "Yes! it shall be well at morning," by Mrs. Findlater, in Hymns from the Land of Luther, 1862, p. 63 (1884, p. 225), erroneously ascribed to C. B. Garve (q. v.). [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology

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