Rutilius, Martin, son of Gregorius Rüdel or Rutilius (who in 1548 was diaconus at Salza, near Magdeburg, and in 1551 became pastor at Düben on the Mülde, in Saxony), was born Jan. 21, 1550. After studying at the Universities of Wittenberg and Jena, he was appointed, in 1575, pastor at Teutleben, near Gotha. In 1586 he became diaconus at Weimar, where, after being for some time archidiaconus, he died Jan. 18, 1618.
The translations [of his hymns] in common use are:—
1. 0 God my Lord! How great's the Hoard. In full by J. C. Jacobi, in his Psalter Germanica, 1722, p. 56. In his edition 1732, p. 89, it was greatly altered, and st. 1.—ill., viii., x. of this form were included in the Evangelical Union Hymn Book, 1856.
2. When… Go to person page >
Translator: 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 >
Display Title: Alas, My God, My Sins Are GreatFirst Line: Alas, my God, my sins are greatTune Title: ACH GOTT UND HERRAuthor: Johann Major, 1564-1654; Catherine Winkworth, 1829-78Meter: 447 447Date: 1982Subject: Confession |
Display Title: Alas, My God, My Sins Are GreatFirst Line: Alas! my God! my sins are greatTune Title: ACH GOTT UND HERRAuthor: Johann Major; Catherine WinkworthMeter: 87.87Source: Chorale Book for England (London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1863), number 107.