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As a bird in meadows fair

As a bird in meadows fair

Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Tune: VOGELFREUDE
Published in 4 hymnals

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 >

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First Line: As a bird in meadows fair
German Title: Wie ein Vogel lieblich singet
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Language: English

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Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d41

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Pilgrim Songs (Number Two) #186

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Songs of the Soul #13

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Sunday School Service Book and Hymnal #119

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