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: Johann Friedrich Zihn
Zihn, Johann Friedrich, was born Sept. 7, 1650, at Suhl, in Thuringia. After studying for some time at the University of Leipzig, he went to Wittenberg, where he graduated M.A. in 1675; and in 1679 was appointed rector of the school at Suhl. In 1690 he became diaconus, and in 1708 archidiaconus at Suhl, and died there, Jan. 16, 1719 (Wetzel, iii. 470; Koch, v. 419, &c). Zihn contributed five hymns (Nos. 526-530) to the Schleusingen Gesang-Buch, 1688, the title of which begins, Der himmlischer Freude zeitlicher Vorschmack. One has been translated, viz.:—
Gott lebet noch, Seele was verzagst du doch. Cross and Consolation. 1688 as above, No. 529, in 8 stanzas of 10 lines, marked as by M. J. F. Z. In each stanza 11. 1, 2 are as quoted abo… Go to person page >