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Freu dich, du werte Christenheit

Freu dich, du werte Christenheit

Author: A. H. Hoffmann v. Fallersleben
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: A. H. Hoffmann v. Fallersleben

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First Line: Freu dich, du werte Christenheit
Author: A. H. Hoffmann v. Fallersleben
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain


Freu dich du werthe Christenheit. [Easte.] Hoffmann von Fallersleben, edition 1861, p. 172, gives this in 3 stanzas of 7 lines from a Breslau MS. about 1478. Wackernagel, ii. pp. 738-741, gives 6 versions.
The only translation is: ā€¯Rejoice, dear Christendom, to-day," by Miss Winkworth, 1869, p. 87. Her stanzas i.-iii. are from Wackernagel's No. 963(2), a version written in a copy of the Bohemian Brethren's Gesang-Buch, 1566: and stanza iv., a doxology, is from Wackernagel's No. 964 quoted from Ein edel Kleinat der Seelen, Dillingen, 1568. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Lobet den Herrn, Gesangbuch fuer alle Zeiten des Kirchenjahres #d36

Sursum Corda #d35

Weihnaechtliches Gloria und Froehliches Alleluia #d18

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