Alzarse ya, el reino está

Author: Johann Rist

Rist, Johann, son of Kaspar Rist, pastor at Ottensen, near Hamburg, was born at Ottensen, March 8, 1607, and from his birth was dedicated to the ministry. After passing through the Johanneum at Hamburg and the Gymnasium Illustre at Bremen, he matriculated, in his 21st year, at the University of Rinteln, and there, under Josua Stegmann (q. v.), he received an impulse to hymn-writing. On leaving Rinteln he acted as tutor to the sons of a Hamburg merchant, accompanying them to the University of Rostock, where he himself studied Hebrew, Mathematics and also Medicine. During his residence at Rostock the terrors, of the Thirty Years War almost emptied the University, and Rist himself also lay there for weeks ill of the pestilence. After his r… Go to person page >

Translator (English): 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 >

Translator (Spanish): Benjamín Alicea-Lugo

Benjamí Alicea-Lugo is a Church Historian (Ph.D/Union/NY/'88) and an Ordained Bishop of la Iglesia de Dios/Church of God (Cleveland, TN). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Alzarse ya, el reino está
English Title: Arise the kingdom is at hand
Author: Johann Rist
Translator (English): Catherine Winkworth
Translator (Spanish): Benjamín Alicea-Lugo
Source: German
Language: Spanish
Copyright: © 2016 by Multilingual Church Media

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