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Das Sternenbanner

Author: Francis Scott Key

Key, Francis Scott, was born in Frederick County, Maryland, 1779, and educated at St. John's College, Annapolis. He practised as a lawyer in Washington, District of Columbia, and was the United States District Attorney there till his death on Jan. 11, 1843. His poetical pieces, which were printed in various works, were collected and published in New York as Poems in 1857. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Before the lord we bow. National Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving hymn for the 4th July was published in 1832, and was probably written for the celebration of that year. It is in use in Great Britain and America. 2. If life's pleasures charm [cheer] thee. The heart for God only. Appeared in The Christian Lyre, 1830.… Go to person page >

Translator: E. C. Magaret

(no biographical information available about E. C. Magaret.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O seht ihr von fern, in des Morgenlichts Pracht
Title: Das Sternenbanner
English Title: O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light
Author: Francis Scott Key
Translator: E. C. Magaret
Language: German

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Die Kleine Psalme No. 2 #d117

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch. Die kleine Palme, mit Anhang #142

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