Reusner, Christoph, was a bookseller and bookbinder in Stockholm, and was probably born there, but date of birth is unknown. In 1675 he printed, and seems also to have edited, a collection of hymns for the German congregation at Stockholm, entitled Gottselige Haus-und Kirchen-Andacht, zu Dienst der Gemeine der Teutschen Kirche in Stockholm. This work contains a number of hymns signed "R," which have been ascribed to Reusner. By others this "R" has been taken to mean Regina, i.e. the Queen of Sweden [Ulrike Eleonoro, daughter of King Frederick in. of Denmark, born at Copenhagen, Sept. 11, 1656; became Queen of Sweden by her marriage with Charles xi. in 1680; died at Carlberg, July 26, 1693], but this ascription seems quite improbable. One of… Go to person page >
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation."
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >