Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry.
He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began.
At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >
Translator: Roland F. Palmer
Palmer, Roland Ford. (London, England, December 12, 1891--August 24, 1985, Victoria, British Columbia). Anglican. Trinity College (Toronto), L.Th., 1914; B.A., 1916. Pastorates (in Ontario) at Engleheart, 1916-1918; Port Arthur, 1918-1919. Entered the Society of St. John the Evangelist ("Cowley Fathers") at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1919; novice master, later Superior, at San Francisco, 1921-1927; Superior at Bracebridge, Ont., 1927-1949, 1966-1969; Diocesan Missioner, Algoma Diocese, 1949-1966; retired to Toronto in 1969, moving to Victoria in 1979. He published four devotional books, and contributed much to the 1959 revision of the Canadian Prayer Book. His hymn "Sing of Mary, pure and lowly" in the 1938 Book of Common Praise was credited… Go to person page >
MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…