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Word of life, most pure, most strong

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… 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 #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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