Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody.
i. Hymn Books.
1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >
Translator: Richard Massie
Massie, Richard, eldest son of the Rev. R. Massie, of Goddington, Cheshire, and Rector of Eccleston, was born at Chester, June 18, 1800, and resides at Pulford Hall, Coddington. Mr. Massie published a translation of Martin Luther’s Spiritual Songs, London, 1854. His Lyra Domestica, 1st series, London, 1860, contains translations of the 1st Series of Spitta's Psalter und Harfe. In 1864 he published vol. ii., containing translations of Spitta's 2nd Series, together with an Appendix of translations of German hymns by various authors. He also contributed many translations of German hymns to Mercer's Church Psalter & Hymn Book; to Reid's British Herald; to the Day of Rest, &c. He died Mar. 11,1887.
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PUER NOBIS is a melody from a fifteenth-century manuscript from Trier. However, the tune probably dates from an earlier time and may even have folk roots. PUER NOBIS was altered in Spangenberg's Christliches GesangbUchlein (1568), in Petri's famous Piae Cantiones (1582), and again in Praetorius's (P…
Display Title: To Shepherds as They Watched by NightFirst Line: To shepherds as they watched at nightTune Title: PUER NOBIS NASCITURAuthor: Martin Luther; Richard MassieMeter: LMDate: 1993Subject: Christmas |
Display Title: To Shepherds as They Watched by NightFirst Line: To shepherds as they watched by nightTune Title: ICH KOMM AUS FREMDEN LANDEN HERAuthor: M. Luther,1483-1546; R. Massie, 1800-87Meter: L MDate: 1996Subject: Presentation of Christ | ; Christmas 1 |
Display Title: To Shepherds as They Watched by NightFirst Line: To shepherds as they watched by nightTune Title: PUER NOBIS NASCITURAuthor: Richard Massie; Martin LutherMeter: LMSource: Geistliche Lieder (Wittenberg, Germany: 1543); translation in Martin Luther's Spiritual Songs, 1854