There comes a galley laden, A heavenly freight on board

There comes a galley laden, A heavenly freight on board

Author: Johannes Tauler; Translator: E. V. Kenealy
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Author: Johannes Tauler

Tauler, Johannes, was born at Strassburg about 1300, and seems to have been the son of Nikolus Tauler or Taweler, of Finkweiler, who in 1304 was a member of the Strassburg Town Council (Mitglied des Raths). About the year 1318 he entered the Dominican convent at Strassburg. He studied for eight years at Strassburg, where the famous Meister Eckhart (d. 1327) was Dominican Professor of Theology from 1312 to 1320. He then went to Cologne to undergo a further training, in theory and practical work, extending over four years. Thereafter he returned to Strassburg where he soon came into note as an eloquent and practical preacher. When much of Germany was laid under interdict by Pope John XXII., because of resenting his interference with the elect… Go to person page >

Translator: E. V. Kenealy

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Text Information

First Line: There comes a galley laden, A heavenly freight on board
German Title: Es kommt ein Schiff geladen
Author: Johannes Tauler
Translator: E. V. Kenealy
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The tune ES KOMMT EIN SCHIFF GELADEN was originally part of a German Maria-lied, or love song to Mary. The tune became a carol when it was set to a text attributed to the mystic Johannes Tauler (around 1300-1361). It was published with Tauler's text in the Roman Catholic Andernacher Gesangbuch of 16…

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