Winckler, John Joseph, a German Pietist, was born at Luckau, in Saxony, December 23, 1670. He was at first a pastor at Magdeburg, then a chaplain in the Protestant army, accompanying the troops to Holland and Italy, and at length returned to Magdeburg and became chief minister of the cathedral. He was no less eminent for his mental culture than for his piety. He was a preacher and writer who had the courage of his convictions, and this quality is notably manifest in the hymn by him found in this collection. He died August 11, 1722.
Shall I, for fear of feeble man 225
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Translator: Catherine Winkworth
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."
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Display Title: Strive Aright When God Doth CallFirst Line: Strive aright when God doth call theeTune Title: RINGE RECHTAuthor: Johann J. Winckler; Catherine WinkworthMeter: 87.87Source: Translation in Lyra Germanica, first series, 1855
Display Title: STRIVE, when thou art called of GodFirst Line: STRIVE, when thou art called of GodAuthor: Johann Joseph Winckler (1670-1722); Catherine Winkworth (1827-78)Date: 1986Subject: The salvation soldier | Warfare