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Ah, happy hours, whene'er upsprings

Ah, happy hours, whene'er upsprings

Author: Catherine Winkworth
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth (b. Holborn, London, England, 1827; d. Monnetier, Savoy, France, 1878) is well known for her English translations of German hymns; her translations were polished and yet remained close to the original. Educated initially by her mother, she lived with relatives in Dresden, Germany, in 1845, where she acquired her knowledge of German and interest in German hymnody. After residing near Manchester until 1862, she moved to Clifton, near Bristol. A pioneer in promoting women's rights, Winkworth put much of her energy into the encouragement of higher education for women. She translated a large number of German hymn texts from hymnals owned by a friend, Baron Bunsen. Though often altered, these translations continue to be used i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ah, happy hours, whene'er upsprings
Author: Catherine Winkworth

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Church Harmonies #163

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #165b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d13

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