Hüter, ist die Nacht schier hin?

Hüter, ist die Nacht schier hin?

Author: John Bowring; Translator: P. Häring
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

Translator: P. Häring

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Text Information

First Line: Hüter, ist die Nacht schier hin?
English Title: Watchman! tell us of the night
Author: John Bowring
Translator: P. Häring
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain


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Der Neue Kleine Psalter #119

Gesang und Melodienbuch #d291

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