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He That Believes and Is Baptized

Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo (1634-1703)

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry. He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began. At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >

Author: Johann J. Rambach (1693-1735)

Rambach, Johann Jakob, D.D., son of Hans Jakob Rambach, cabinet maker at Halle on the Saale, was born at Halle, Feb. 24, 1693. In 1706 he left school and entered his father's workshop, but, in the autumn of 1707, he dislocated his ankle. During his illness he turned again to his schoolbooks; the desire for learning reawoke; and on his recovery, early in 1708, he entered the Latin school of the Orphanage at Halle (Glaucha). On Oct. 27, 1712, he matriculated at the University of Halle as a student of medicine, but soon turned his attention to theology. He became specially interested in the study of the Old Testament under J. H. Michaelis. In May 1715 he became one of Michaelis's assistants in preparing his edition of the Hebrew Bible, for whi… Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1829-1878)

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Translator: George A. T. Rygh (1860-1943)

(no biographical information available about George A. T. Rygh (1860-1943).) Go to person page >

Compositer: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition of hymn singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He that believes and is baptized
Title: He That Believes and Is Baptized
Danish; German Title: Enhver som tror og bliver döbt / Ich bin getauft auf deinen Namen
Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo (1634-1703) (1689)
Author: Johann J. Rambach (1693-1735) (1734)
Translator: George A. T. Rygh (1860-1943) (1909)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1829-1878) (1863)
Compositer: John J. Overholt (1972)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Notes: He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mk. 16:16.
Copyright: Text Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

Notes

Composite text of All Who Believe and Are Baptized and Baptized into Thy Name Most Holy (although translation differs from that version C. Winkworth is credited here as translator).

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Text Info

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #444

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