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Up, Ye Christians, Join in Singing

Translator: N. L. Frothingham

Frothingham, Nathaniel Langdon, D.D., born at Boston July 23rd, 1793, and graduated at Harvard 1811, where he was also sometime Tutor. From 1815 to 1850 he was Pastor of the First Church (Unitarian), Boston, and subsequently attended as a worshipper the church where he had been 35 years minister till his sight and strength failed him. He died April 4th, 1870. His Metrical Pieces, in 2 volumes, were published in 1855 and 1870. 1. O God, Whose presence glows in all. Ordination. This was written in 1828 for the ordination of W. B. Lunt, New York. 2. We meditate the day . Installation. Written in 1835 for Mr. Lunt's installation at Quincy, Mass., as Co-pastor with Peter Whitney. 3. O Lord of life and truth and grace . Ordin… Go to person page >

Author: Johann C. Arnschwanger

Arnschwanger, Johann Christoph, son of Georg Arnschwanger, merchant in Nürnberg, was born at Nürnberg Dec. 28, 1625. He entered the University of Altdorf in 1644, and that of Jena in 1647, where he graduated M.A. Aug. 9, 1647. After short periods of residence at Leipzig, Hamburg, and Helmstädt he returned to Nürnberg in 1650. There he was successively appointed Stadt-vicar in 1651, Diaconus of the St. Aegidien Church 1652, Morning Preacher in St. Walpurga's 1654, and Diaconus of the Church of St. Lorenz 1659. where he became Senior 1670, and Archidiaconus 1690. He died at Nürnberg, Dec. 10, 1696. (Koch, iii. 517-520; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, i. 597.) A lover of music and poesy, he was the correspondent of Anton Ulrich… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Up, ye Christians, join in singing
Title: Up, Ye Christians, Join in Singing
German Title: Kommt her ihr Christen, voller Freud
Translator: N. L. Frothingham
Author: Johann C. Arnschwanger
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Auf, ihr Christen, lasst uns singen. [Easter.] First published in 1659 as above, Bk. i., No. 13, in 12 stanzas of 11 lines, entitled "On the Victorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, in which our future Resurrection is also set forth." Included in the Nürnberg Gesang-buch, 1676, No. 227, as No. 98 in pt. ii., 1714, of Freylinghausen's Gesang-Buch, and recently (reduced to stanzas i., ix.) as No. 213 in the Berlin Gesang-Buch, 1829. The only translation in common use is, “Up, ye Christians, join in singing," from the Berlin Gesang-Buch in N. L. Frothingham's Metrical Pieces, Boston, U.S., 1870, p. 194, and thence altered and beginning, "Rise, ye Christians," as No. 644 in the Swedenborgian Collection, Lond., 1880. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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