O my soul, be glad and cheerful

O my soul, be glad and cheerful

Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

O my soul, be glad and cheerful,
Now forget thy misery;
From this earth so dark and tearful,
Christ the Lord is calling thee.
Out of sorrows, fears, and woe,
To that joy thou now shalt go;
Which our thought may picture never,
But we know it lasts for ever.

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: O my soul, be glad and cheerful
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Language: English


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Chorale Book for England, The #a3

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