Sie ist mir lieb, die werthe Magd

Sie ist mir lieb, die werthe Magd

Author: Martin Luther
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sie ist mir lieb, die werthe Magd
Author: Martin Luther


Sie ist mir lieb, die werthe Magd. M. Luther. [The Christian Church.] Founded on Rev. xii. 1-6: first published in Klugs Gesang-Buch, Wittenberg, 1535, in 3 stanzas of 12 lines; and thence in Wackernagel, iii. p. 24, in Schircks's edition of Luther's Geistleiche Lieder, 1854, p. 80; and the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, No. 246.

The translations are:—
(1) "The worthy maid is dear to me." By J. Anderson, 1846, p. 26 (1847, p. 47). (2) "She's dear to me—-the worthy maid." By Dr. J. Hunt, 1853, p. 57. (3) "Dear is to me the Holy Maid." By B. Massie, 1854, p. 27; and thence in Dr. Bacon, 1884, p. 63. (4) "To me she's dear, the worthy maid." By Dr. G. Macdonald, in the Sunday Magazine, 1867, p. 450; altered in his Exotics, 1876, p. 70. (5) "I love her dearly, precious maid." By E. Massie, 1867, p. 59. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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