Wenn weit in den Landen wir zogen umher

Author: R. Burns

Burns, Robert. This poet's life had little in common with hymnology, although some of his pieces, in common with a few of Byron's, have come into use in Great Britain and America. His life, from his birth in the parish of Alloway, near Ayr, Jan. 25, 1759, to his death, at Dumfries, July 21, 1796, was one of varying lights and shadows, and has been told elsewhere, frequently and eloquently. It remains for us only to name his sacred pieces, their origin, and their use. Those in common use are:— 1. O Thou great Being! What Thou art. Lent. Burns's account of this piece as entered in his Common¬place Book, under the date of "March, 1784," is:— "There was a certain period of my life that my spirit was broken by repeated losses and disaste… Go to person page >

Translator: Freiligrath

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Text Information

First Line: Wenn weit in den Landen wir zogen umher
Original Language: English
Author: R. Burns
Translator: Freiligrath
Language: German
Publication Date: 1894
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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