Ludämiliä Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Ludämiliä Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Short Name: Ludämiliä Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Full Name: Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Ludämilia Elisabeth, 1640-1672
Birth Year: 1640
Death Year: 1672

Ludämilia Elisabeth, second daughter of Count Ludwig Gunther I. of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, was born April 7, 1640, at the castle of Heidecksburg, near Rudolstadt, and was educated there along with her cousin Emilie Juliane (q.v.). In 1665 she went with her mother to the dowager castle of Friedensburg near Leutenberg; but after her mother's death, in 1670, she returned to Rudolstadt, where, on Dec. 20, 1671, she was formally betrothed to Count Christian Wilhelm of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. At this time measles was raging in the district, and her eldest sister, Sophie Juliane, was seized, and died Feb. 14, 1672. By attending on her, Ludämilia and the youngest sister, Christiane Magdalene, caught the infection, and both died at Rudolstadt on March 12,1672. (Koch, iv. 50-56; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie xix. 365-367, &c.)

She received a careful and pious training, was a good Latin scholar, and well read in divinity and other branches of learning. Her hymns show her to have been of a deeply pious nature, and of intense love to Jesus. They were composed rather for her own edification than for use in public worship. Ten of them were included in the Budolstadt Gesang-Buch, 1682. They, were collected, to the number of 206, and edited by her cousin Emilie (probably assisted by A. Fritsch) as Die Stimme der Freundin, das ist: Geistliche Lieder welche, aus brünstiger und biss ans Ende beharrter Jesus Liebe verfertiget und gebraucht, &c. Rudolstadt, 1687. This was reprinted, with an introduction by W. Thilo, at Stuttgart, 1856.

Three of those hymns have been translated viz.:—
i. Jesus, Jesus, nichts als Jesus. [Love to Christ] 1687, No. 104, p. 312, in 5 st. of 6 1., entitled “Resignation to the Will of God." The initials of the stanzas form the word Jesus, and each stanza ends, "Herr, wie du willt." It seems to have appeared in the 2nd edition of A. Fritsch's Jesus Lieder (not in the first edition of 1668. No copy of the 2nd edition is now known), and in the 3rd edition, Jena, 1675, is No. 43, Rambach, iii. 188, gives it from the Vermehrtes Gesang-Büchlein, Halberstadt, 1673. In the Berlin Geistliche Lieder, ed. 1863. The translation in common use is :__
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus only. In full, by A. Crull, as No. 282 in the Ohio Lutheran Hymnal, 1880.

Other translations are :—(1) "Jesus, Jesus, nought but Jesus, Shall my wish and," in the Supplement to German Psal., ed. 1765, p. 11. (2) "Jesus, 'tis my aim divine," by Miss Dunn, 1857, p. 107. (3) “ 'Tis Jesus that's my sole desire," by Dr. G. Walker, 1860, p. 92. (4) "Jesus, Jesus, naught but Jesus, Can my," by R. Massie, in the British Herald, July, 1865, p. 103, and in Reid's Praise Book, 1872, No. 393. (5) "Jesus, Jesus, nought but Jesus, Shall my wish be," in Cantica Sanctorum, 1880, No. 97.

ii. Jesu Blut komm über mich. [Holy Communion.] A Passiontide Hymn on the Blood of Jesus. 1687, p. 45, No. 14, in 8 st. In the Blätter für Hymnologie, 1886, p. 180, it is cited as in the 2nd ed., 1679, of A. Fritsch's Himmels-Lust (1st ed., 1670, does not contain it); and as there marked "S. J. G. Z. S. V. H.," the initials of the elder sister, Sophie Juliane.
Translated as:-—"Jesus' Blood come over me," as No. 448, in pt. i. of the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754.
iii. Sorge, Vater! sorge du. [Morning.] 1687, No. 168, in 7 st., entitled "On Resignation to the Care of God," and founded on 1 Peter v. 7. Previously in the Rudolstadt Gesang-Buch,1682, p. 692.
Translated as:—"Care, O Father, care for me," in the Monthly Packet, xiv., 1872, p. 211. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Ludmilla Elisabeth of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (also Ludomilla or Ludämilie; 7 April 1640 – 12 March 1672 in Rudolstadt) was a German noblewoman and a hymn poet. She was a Countess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt by birth.

Texts by Ludämiliä Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (48)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Bis hieher hat mich Gott gebrachtA. J. Gräfin von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German28
Care for me, O God of graceLaudamille Elisabeth, 1640-1672 (Author)1
Care thou, Father, care for meLudaemilie Elisabeth von Schwarzburg (Author)3
Create in me, Lord, O God, a clean heartElisabeth Ludaemilia (Author)English2
Draw us to Thee, Lord Jesus, And we will hasten onLudaemilia Elizabeth, Countess of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt, d. 1672 (Author)English5
Ein Wetter steiget aufAemilie Juliane, Gräfin von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, d. 1706 (Author)German6
Einer ist es, den ich liebeLudemilla, Gräfin zu Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, g. 1640, d.1672 (Author)German1
Erhalt uns, Herr der HerrlichkeitEmilie Juliane von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)9
Es mag, was auch willElisabeth Ludaemilia (Author)2
Es muss rein ausgetrunkenLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)3
Gott, mein Herz dir dank zusendetLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German5
Gott sei Lob, der Tag ist kommenLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German4
Gott Vater, Sohn und heiliger Geist, mein GottLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German3
Gud Fader være æretLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)Norwegian1
Gud Hellig-Aand, jeg flyr til digLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)Norwegian2
Han, som har hjulpet hidindtilLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)2
Hvo ved, hvor nær mig er min ende?Ludaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)Norwegian2
Ich bin in allem wohl zufriedenLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German21
Ich bin vergnügt, und halte stilleLudämilia, Gräfin zu Schwarzb. Rud. 1610-1672 (Author)German3
Ich will froehlich sein in GottL. E. Schwarzenburg-Rudolstadt (Author)3
Jesum Jesum, Jesum sigterLudämilie Elisabet (Author)Norwegian1
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus onlyLudamilla Elizabeth of Schwartzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)English3
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus sigterLudämiliä Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)Norwegian4
Jesus, Jesus, nichts als JesusLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German34
Jesus, Jesus, nought but JesusLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)4
Jesus, Jesus, only Jesus Ludaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)English30
Kdo vi, jak blizko me skonaniLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)2
Mein Jesus lebt in mirLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German2
Min kjære Ven, ak tør jeg digLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)Norwegian1
O heilige dreieinigkei, Erhalt uns unsre obrigkeitLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German2
Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein reines Herz, Mein Herz ist ganz verderbetLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German26
Send mig vinger, vær nu snarLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)Norwegian2
Sørg, o kjære Fader duLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)Norwegian6
Sorge, Vater, sorge duLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German8
Srdce ciste stvor mi, PaneElisabeth Ludaemilia (Author)2
Syrg, min kjære Fader, du!Ludämiliä Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)Nynorsk2
The Lord hath helped me hithertoLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)English10
Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein EndeLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German70
Who knows how near my end may be?Ludaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)English10
Who knows how near my life's expendedLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)English3
Who knows how soon my days are endedEmilie Juliane, Countess of Schwartzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)English2
Who knows how soon my life be endedLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)English1
Who knows when death may overtake me (Hoppe)Ludaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)2
Wo ist doch so ein Gott zu findenLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)5
Wo ist ein solcher Gott zu findenLudämilia Elisabeth, Gräfin zu Schwarzburg (Author)German7
Wo ist Jesus, mein verlangenLudaemilie Elisabeth Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German51
Wo ist Jesus verlangenElisabeth Ludaemilia (Author)3
Zeuch uns nach dirLudamilia Elisabeth, Grafia von Swarzburg-Rudolstadt (Author)German3

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