Hey, Johann Wilhelm, son of H. A. Hey, pastor at Leina, near Gotha, was born at Leina, March 26, 1789. He studied at the Universities of Jena and Göttingen, became in 1811 licentiate in theology, and, after varied tutorial work, was appointed in 1818 pastor at Töttelstadt, near Gotha. In 1827 he became court preacher at Gotha, where his preaching attracted large audiences, but being regarded as a Pietist, was in 1832 appointed superintendent of Ichtershausen. He died at Ichtershausen, May 19, 1854 (Koch, vii. 262-266; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xii. 344-345; MS. from Pfarrer Ortlob of Leina).
Hey's poems were mostly written for children. The best known are his Fabeln für Kinder, with illustrations by Otto Speckter, of which the fir… Go to person page >
Translator: Harriet Reynolds Krauth
Harriet Reynolds Krauth Spaeth [Harriet Krauth], 1845-1925
Born: September 21, 1845, Baltimore, Maryland.
Died: May 5, 1925, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Daughter of hymn translator Charles Krauth, Harriet attended the Girls’ School in Philadelphia, and lived independently as a writer. In 1880, she married Adolph Spaeth, pastor of St. Johannis Church in Philadelphia (and later president of the General Council of the Lutheran Church in America). She sang contralto, played the piano and organ, and for many years was the organist at St. Stephen’s Church in west Philadelphia. She provided hymn translations for The Church Book (1868), The Sunday School Hymnal (1901), and was r… Go to person page >
Display Title: As Each Happy ChristmasFirst Line: As each happy ChristmasTune Title: LOVING PRESENCEAuthor: Johann Wilhelm Hey; Harriet R. Krauth Spaeth, 1845-1925Meter: 65 65Date: 1994Subject: Children's Hymns | ; Christmas |
Display Title: As Each Happy ChristmasFirst Line: As each happy ChristmasTune Title: ALLE JAHRE WIEDERAuthor: Wilhelm Hey; Harriet R. SpaethMeter: 65.65Source: Translation: Little Children's Book (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 1885); Fabeln für Kinder (Hamburg, Germany: 1833)