Word of life, most pure, most strong

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: J. F. Bahnmaier

Bahnmaier, Jonathan Friedrich, son of J. G. Bahnmaier, Town Preacher at Oberstenfeld, near Bottwar, Württemberg, was born at Oberstenfeld, July 12, 1774. After completing his studies at Tübingen, his first appointment was, in 1798, as assistant to his father. He became Diaconus at Marbach on the Neckar in 1806, and at Ludwigsburg in 1810, where he was for a time the head of a young ladies' school. In 1815 he was appointed Professor of Education and Homiletics at Tübingen, but in the troublous times that followed had to resign his post. He received in 1819 the appointment of Decan and Town Preacher at Kirchheim-unter-Teck, where he continued as a faithful, unwearied, and successful worker for 21 years. He was distinguished as a preacher,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Word of life, most pure, most strong
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Author: J. F. Bahnmaier
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Science Hymnal #a139

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Christian Science Hymnal #139

Christian Science Hymnal #394

Christian Science Hymnal #395

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Christian Science Hymnal #139a

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Christian Science Hymnal #139b

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Christian Science Hymnal #139c

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Christian Science Hymnal #139

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d822

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #248

Hymnbook for Christian Worship #340

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Hymns of the Spirit #682

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National Hymn and Tune Book #129

Selected Hymns #d109

The Beacon Light #d127

The Gospel Hymnal #d717

The Gospel Messenger, a New Song Book #d210

The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #329

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