My heart is fill'd with longing

My heart is fill'd with longing

Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
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My heart is fill'd with longing
To pass away in peace;
For woes are round me, thronging,
And trials will not cease.
Oh fain would I be hasting
From thee, dark world of gloom,
To gladness everlasting;
O Jesus! quickly come!

The Chorale Book for England, 1863

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth (b. Holborn, London, England, 1827; d. Monnetier, Savoy, France, 1878) is well known for her English translations of German hymns; her translations were polished and yet remained close to the original. Educated initially by her mother, she lived with relatives in Dresden, Germany, in 1845, where she acquired her knowledge of German and interest in German hymnody. After residing near Manchester until 1862, she moved to Clifton, near Bristol. A pioneer in promoting women's rights, Winkworth put much of her energy into the encouragement of higher education for women. She translated a large number of German hymn texts from hymnals owned by a friend, Baron Bunsen. Though often altered, these translations continue to be used i… Go to person page >

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First Line: My heart is fill'd with longing
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Language: English

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Chorale Book for England, The #a4

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