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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Thou strong and loving Son of Man

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 >

Author: Novalis

Pseudonym of Georg Friedrich Phillip von Hardenberg. Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou strong and loving Son of Man
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Author: Novalis

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Hymns and Tunes #397

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d246

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Songs of Pilgrimage #121

The Gospel Hymnal #d634

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