From Thy heav'nly home

Author: Samuel Marot

Marot, Samuel, D.D., was born at Magdeburg, Dec. 11,1770, and studied at the University of Frankfurt a. Oder. On July 1, 1798, he was ordained as preacher to the Orphanage (Friedrichs-Waisenhaus) at Berlin. In 1808 he was appointed preacher at the Neue Kirche; in 1816 superintendent of the Reformed Churches in Berlin; and also became Consistorialrath in 1830, and Oberconsistorialrath in 1846 (D.D. from University of Berlin, 1846). He died at Berlin, Oct. 12, 1865 (Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xx. 404, &c). He was one of the Committee which compiled the Berlin Gesang-Buch, 1829. The only hymn known by him is:— Vondes Himmels Thron. Confirmation. Contributed to the Berlin Gesang-Buch, 1829, as No. 350, in 5 st. of 61. Its excellence… 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 >

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First Line: From Thy heav'nly home
German Title: Von des Himmels Thron
Author: Samuel Marot
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Language: English


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Chorale Book for England, The #91

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