Hail, Easter bright, in glory dight!

Hail, Easter bright, in glory dight!

Translator: George Ratcliffe Woodward
Tune: SOUTHWOLD
Published in 1 hymnal

Translator: George Ratcliffe Woodward

Educated at Caius College in Cambridge, England, George R. Woodward (b. Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, 1848; d. Highgate, London, England, 1934) was ordained in the Church of England in 1874. He served in six parishes in London, Norfolk, and Suffolk. He was a gifted linguist and translator of a large number of hymns from Greek, Latin, and German. But Woodward's theory of translation was a rigid one–he held that the translation ought to reproduce the meter and rhyme scheme of the original as well as its contents. This practice did not always produce singable hymns; his translations are therefore used more often today as valuable resources than as congregational hymns. With Charles Wood he published three series of The Cowley Carol Book (19… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail, Easter bright, in glory dight!
Translator: George Ratcliffe Woodward
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Daniel's Thesaurus Hymnologicus, c. 1530
Language: English
Notes: Editors of "The New English Hymnal" also translated
Copyright: © Oxford University Press

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