God who madest earth and heaven

God who madest earth and heaven. Heinrich Albert* (1604-1651), translated by Catherine Winkworth* (1827-1878). Winkworth’s translation of Albert’s ‘Gott des Himmels und der Erden’* was printed as the first of the ‘Morning Hymns’ in Lyra Germanica I (1855). For the popularity of this hymn in Germany, see the entry on ‘Gott des Himmels’. Winkworth translated all seven stanzas of Albert’s text very faithfully: Gott des Himmels und der Erden,                   God who madest earth and heaven,                Vater, Sohn und Heil’ger Geist,                       Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, der es Tag und Nacht läßt werden,                 Who the day and night hast given,   Sonn’ und Mond uns...

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