The night is come where in at last we rest

The night is come where in at last we rest

Author: Petrus Herbert; Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Tune: THE BLESSED REST
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Petrus Herbert

Herbert, Petrus, seems to have been a native of or resident at Fulnek in Moravia. He was ordained priest of the Brethren's Unity in 1562, became a member of the Select Council in 1567, and was latterly Consenior of the Unity. By the Unity he was entrusted with many important missions. He was sent as a deputy to confer with Calvin: and again in 1562 to arrange with Duke Christoph of Württemberg for the education at Tübingen of young men from the Bohemian Brethren. He was also one of the deputies sent to Vienna to present the revised form of the Brethren's Confession of Faith to the Emperor Maximilian II. in 1564, and in 1566 to present their new German Hymn Book. He died at Eibenschütz in 1571 (Koch, ii. 414, Allgemeine Deutsche Biographi… Go to person page >

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The night is come where in at last we rest
Author: Petrus Herbert
Translator: Catherine Winkworth

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Hymns and Songs for Catholic Children #194

Hymns of the Kingdom of God #d396

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #528

The Complete Sodality Manual and Hymn Book #d89

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #828

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The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #528

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #945

The Plymouth Hymnal #d514

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