Thy parents' arms now yield thee

Thy parents' arms now yield thee

Author: Albert Knapp; Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
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Thy parents' arms now yield thee,
With lover all glowing warm,
To Him who best can shield thee,
To that Eternal Arm
That bids the dead arise,
And earth and heav'n upholdeth,
That tender babes enfoldeth,
And leads them to the skies.

Wash'd in the blood that gushes
From out His wounded heart,
Wrapp'd in the peace that hushes
All earthly woe and smart,
Begin thy pilgrimage,
And seek, as more thou learnest,
With wisdom glad yet earnest,
Thy proper heritage.

Oh sweet shall sound the voices
That hail thee from above,
Where heaven's bright host rejoices
Before the Eternal Love:
"Now past is all thy strife,
And thou canst wander never,
Then bless the hour for ever
That call'd thee into life!



Source: Chorale Book for England, The #89

Author: Albert Knapp

Knapp, Albert, was born July 25, 1798, at Tübingen, where his father (1800, Oberanitmann at Alpirsbach in the Black Forest, and 1809, Oberamtraann at Rottweil) was then advocate at the Court of Appeal. In the autumn of 1814 he entered the Theological Seminary at Maulbronn, and in 1816 the Theological College at Tübingen, where he also graduated M.A. at the University. In November, 1820, he became assistant clergyman at Feuerbach, near Stuttgart; and in July, 1821, at Gaisburg, near Stuttgart. He was appointed, in Feb., 1825, diaconus (Heifer) at Sulz on the Neckar, and also pastor of the neighbouring village of Holzhausen; in June, 1831, archidiaconus at Kirchheim-unter-Teck, along with Bahnmaier (q.v.); in May, 1836, diaconus of the Hosp… 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 >

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First Line: Thy parents' arms now yield thee
German Title: Aus diener Eltern Armen
Author: Albert Knapp
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Language: English

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Chorale Book for England, The #89

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