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Fling wide the portals of your heart

Fling wide the portals of your heart

Translator: Catherine Winkworth; Author: Georg Weissel
Published in 7 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 >

Author: Georg Weissel

Weissel, Georg, son of Johann Weissel, judge and afterwards burgomaster at Doranau, near Königsberg, was born at Domnau in 1590. He studied at the University of Königsberg, from 1608 to 1611, and thereafter, for short periods, at Wittenberg, Leipzig, Jena, Strassburg, Basel and Marburg In 1614 he was appointed rector of the school at Friedland near Domnau, but resigned this post after three years, and returned to Königsberg to resume his studies in theology. Finally, in 1623, he became pastor of the newly erected Altrossgart church at Königsberg, where he remained till his death, on August 1, 1635. Weissel was one of the most important of the earlier hymn-writers of Prussia. His hymns, about 20 in all, are good in style, moderate in le… Go to person page >

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First Line: Fling wide the portals of your heart
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Author: Georg Weissel

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Good Will Songs #151

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d165

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #498

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #429

Junior Hymns #d33

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Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #a189

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