Harriet Spaeth

SPAETH, Harriet Reynolds Krauth (Harriet Krauth). b. Baltimore, Maryland, 21 September 1845; d. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 May 1925. Spaeth was an author and translator of hymn texts and composer of hymn tunes, and a music editor. Her best known translations are ‘As each happy Christmas’ and verses 3 and 4 of ‘Lo, how a rose e’er blooming’ (see ‘Es ist ein' Ros entsprungen’*). She was the daughter of Charles Porterfield Krauth (1823-1883) and Susan Reynolds Krauth (1821-1853).  C. P. Krauth, a theologian, hymn translator, and President of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America (1870-1880)at Saint Stephen’s Lutheran Church in West Philadelphia from about...

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