Bohmer, Just Henning, s. of Valentin Bohmer, advocate of Hannover, b. at Hannover, Jan. 29, 1674. After studying Law at the Universities at Jena, Rinteln, and Halle, he graduated at Halle in 1698, and began to lecture in 1699. In 1701 he was appointed Professor extraordinary, in 1702 Doctor, and and in 1711 ordinary Professor of Law, at Halle. He subsequently received many honour?, being appointed in 1731 Director of the University of Halle, in 1743 Chaucellor of the Duciiy of Magdeburg, &c, and was reckoned a very high authority especially in ecclesiastical law. While lecturing to his students, Aug. 8, 1749, he suddenly became ill, and after a stroke of palsy, d. Aug. 23, 1749. (Koch, iv. 373-375; Allg. Deutsche Biog. f iii. 79-81, the lat… 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 >
i. Brick durch, mein angefochtnes Herz. [Passiontide.] 1st pub. 1704, as above, No. 646, in 14 stanzas of 5 lines, repeated as No. 218 in the Berlin Geistliche Lieder ed. 1863. Translated as:— Courage, my sorely tempted heart! A good translation by Miss Winkworth of stanzas i.-iii., vi., ix., xii.-xiv. in the 2nd Series of her Lyra Germanica 1858, p. 143, repeated as No. 126 in her Chorale Book for England, 1863. In Schaff’s Christ in Song, ed. 1879, p. 356.