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Heavenward, still heavenward

Author: J. G. Schoner

Schöner, Johann Gottfried, son of J. G. Schöner, pastor at Rügheim, near Hassfurt, Bavaria, was born at Rügheim, April 15, 1749. He studied at the universities of Leipzig and Erlangen. In 1772 he became tutor in the family of Herr von Winkler at Nürnberg, by whose influence he was appointed, in Sept. 1773, preacher at St. Margaret's chapel, in the Kaiserburg, at Nürnberg. He was then appointed, in 1783, diaconus of St. Mary's church, and in 1783 diaconus of St. Lawrence's church, where, in 1809, he became chief pastor (Stadtpfarrer). After 1799 he suffered greatly from nervous affections, and in October 1817, he had to resign his offices. He died at Nürnberg, June 28, 1818. (Koch vi. 399; Heerwagen ii. pp. 32, 262, &c.) Schöner was… Go to person page >

Translator: Henry Mills

Mills, Henry, D.D., son of John Mills, was born at Morriston, New Jersey, March 12, 1786, and educated at the New Jersey College, Princeton, where he graduated in 1802. After being engaged in teaching for some time at Morristown and elsewhere, he was ordained Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge, New Jersey, in 1816. On the opening of the Auburn Theological Seminary in 1821, he was appointed Professor of Biblical Criticism and Oriental Languages, from which he retired in 1854. He died at Auburn, June 10, 1867. In 1845 he published Horae Germanicae; A Version of German Hymns. This was enlarged in 1856. The translations are not well done, and very few are now in common use, although 18 and 9 doxologies were given in the Lutheran Ge… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Heavenward, still heavenward
German Title: Himmelan, nur himmelan soll der Wandel gehn
Translator: Henry Mills (1845)
Author: J. G. Schoner
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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