How lovely shines the morning star
How lovely shines the morning star. Philipp Nicolai* (1556-1608), translated by Henry Harbaugh* (1817-1867).
This is a translation of Nicolai’s great hymn, ‘Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern’*, written at Unna during an outbreak of the plague in 1597, and subsequently imitated by others. The original German text was included in the Deutsches Gesangbuch: eine Auswahl geistlicher Lieder aus allen Zeitender Christlichen Kirche für öffentlichen und häuslichen Gebrauch , edited by Philip Schaff* (Philadelphia, 1860), from which it was translated in that year by Harbaugh. The translation was printed in Schaff’s Christ in Song (New York, 1869), in seven stanzas, following the original metre,...
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