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 (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 >
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