How brightly shines the morning star, In truth and mercy from afar

How brightly shines the morning star, In truth and mercy from afar

Author: Jane L. Borthwick; Author: Philip Nicolai
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Jane L. Borthwick

Miss Jane Borthwick, the translator of this hymn and many others, is of Scottish family. Her sister (Mrs. Eric Findlater) and herself edited "Hymns from the Land of Luther" (1854). She also wrote "Thoughts for Thoughtful Hours (1859), and has contributed numerous poetical pieces to the "Family Treasury," under the signature "H.L.L." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Author: Philip Nicolai

Philipp Nicolai (b. Mengeringhausen, Waldeck, Germany, 1556; d. Hamburg, Germany, 1608) lived an eventful life–he fled from the Spanish army, sparred with Roman Catholic and Calvinist opponents, and ministered to plague-stricken congregations. Educated at Wittenberg University, he was ordained a Lutheran pastor in 1583 in the city of Herdecke. However, he was soon at odds with the Roman Catholic town council, and when Spanish troops arrived to reestablish Roman dominance, Nicolai fled. In 1588 he became chief pastor at Altwildungen and court preacher to Countess Argaretha of Waldeck. During that time Nicolai battled with Calvinists, who disagreed with him about the theology of the real presence of Christ in the Lord's Supper. These doctri… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How brightly shines the morning star, In truth and mercy from afar
German Title: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Author: Jane L. Borthwick
Author: Philip Nicolai
Language: English
Publication Date: 1953
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

A Treasury of Hymns, the Best-Loved Hymns, Carols ... #d97

Songs of the Church #d83

The Garland of Praise #d57

The Garland of Praise. 2nd ed. #ad57

The Pioneer Hymnal #d88

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