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 >
Author: Heinrich von Laufenberg
Heinrich of Laufenburg was a native of Laufenburg, Aargau, Switzerland, The earliest notice of him is that in 1434 he was decan of the Collegiate Church of St. Maurice at Zofingen in Aargau. He afterwards held a similar post at Freiburg, in Baden; but in 1445 became a monk in the monastery of the Knights of St. John at Strassburg ("Zum grunen Werde"). He was living there in 1458, but probably died in that year or soon after (Koch, i. 213-214; Allgemine Deutsche Biographie, xix. 810-813, &c).
He was the most important and most prolific hymn-writer of the 15th century, and a number of his productions are of sweetness and abiding worth. Most of them are in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many are in intricate metres, while others are writt… Go to person page >
Initially Luther used the folk melody associated with his first stanza as the tune for this hymn. Later he composed this new tune for his text. VOM HIMMEL HOCH was first published in Valentin Schumann's Geistliche Lieder in 1539. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used Luther's melody in three places in his wel…
Display Title: Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lord Most DearFirst Line: Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord most dearTune Title: ST. CHRYSOSTOMAuthor: Heinrich of Laufenberg, 15th cent.; Catherine WinkworthMeter: 126.96.36.199.8.8.Scripture: Galatians 3:29Date: 1990Subject: The Church | Baptism; Christ | Guide; Christ | Kingdom of; Christ | Refuge
Display Title: Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lord Most DearFirst Line: Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord most dearTune Title: ST. CHRYSOSTOMAuthor: Heinrich of Laufenberg, 15th cent.; Catherine WinkworthMeter: 188.8.131.52.8.8.Scripture: Psalm 91:11; Galatians 3:29Date: 2018Subject: Baptism | ; Christ | As Guide; Christ | Kingdom of; Christ | As Refuge