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O blest the souls, forever blest

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

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: Georg Weissel

Weissel, Georg, son of Johann Weissel, judge and afterwards burgomaster at Doranau, near Königsberg, was born at Domnau in 1590. He studied at the University of Königsberg, from 1608 to 1611, and thereafter, for short periods, at Wittenberg, Leipzig, Jena, Strassburg, Basel and Marburg In 1614 he was appointed rector of the school at Friedland near Domnau, but resigned this post after three years, and returned to Königsberg to resume his studies in theology. Finally, in 1623, he became pastor of the newly erected Altrossgart church at Königsberg, where he remained till his death, on August 1, 1635. Weissel was one of the most important of the earlier hymn-writers of Prussia. His hymns, about 20 in all, are good in style, moderate in le… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O blest the souls, forever blest
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Author: Georg Weissel
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Good Will Songs #187

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d451

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #485

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #10

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Hymns of the Spirit #32

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National Hymn and Tune Book #59

School and College Hymnal #d101

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School and College Hymnal #3

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The Christian Hymn Book #685

The Gospel Hymnal #d411

Union Hymnal #45

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