Dach, Simon, son of Simon Dach, interpreter to the Court of Justice at Memel, Prussia, was born at Memel, July 29,1605. He attended the Cathedral school at Königsberg, the Town school at Wittenberg, and the Gymnasium at Magdeburg. In 1626 he returned to Königsberg, where, after studying philosophy and theology at the University, he for some time acted as a private tutor. In 1633 he was appointed assistant in the Cathedral school, and in 1636 Conrector. He then, in 1639, became Professor of Poetry in the University, was five times Dean of the Philosophical Faculty, and in 1656-57 Rector of the University. He died at Königsberg, April 15, 1659 (Koch , iii. 182-191; Allg. Deutsche Biog. , iv. 685-688, &c).
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Translator: Henry W. Longfellow
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth , D.C.L. was born at Portland, Maine, Feb. 27, 1807, and graduated at Bowdoin College, 1825. After residing in Europe for four years to qualify for the Chair of Modern Languages in that College, he entered upon the duties of the same. In 1835 he removed to Harvard, on his election as Professor of Modern Languages and Belles-Lettres. He retained that Professorship to 1854. His literary reputation is great, and his writings are numerous and well known. His poems, many of which are as household words in all English-speaking countries, display much learning and great poetic power. A few of these poems and portions of others have come into common use as hymns, but a hymn-writer in the strict sense of that term he… Go to person page >
Display Title: Oh, How Blest Are TheyFirst Line: Oh, how blest are they whose toils are endedTune Title: O WIE SELIGAuthor: Simon Dach, 1605-59; Henry W. Longfellow, 1807-92Meter: 10 10 5 10Date: 1993Subject: Saints and Martyrs |
Display Title: O How Blest Are Ye Whose Toils Are EndedFirst Line: O how blest are ye whose toils are endedAuthor: S. Dach; H. W. Longfellow, 1807-82Meter: 10 10 5 10Date: 1996Subject: Death: A Sleep | ; Trinity 24 |
Display Title: Oh, How Blest Are TheyFirst Line: Oh, how blest are they whose toils are endedTune Title: O WIE SELIGAuthor: Henry W. Longfellow, 1807-92; Simon Dach, 1605-59Meter: 10 10 5 10Scripture: Revelation 14:13; Philippians 1:21; Revelation 21:4; 2 Corinthians 4:16-17Date: 2006Subject: Death and Burial |
Display Title: Oh, How Blest Are Ye Whose Toils Are EndedFirst Line: Oh, how blest are ye whose toils are endedTune Title: O WIE SELIGAuthor: Simon Dach; Henry W. LongfellowMeter: 10.10.5.10Source: Poets and Poetry of Europe, 1845