O let him whose sorrow
O let him whose sorrow. Heinrich Siegmund Oswald (1751-1834), translated by Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812-1897).
Oswald’s hymn, ‘Wem in Leidenstagen’, was first published in his Letzte Mittheilungen meiner der Wahrheit und Religion geweihter Muse (Breslau, 1826). Based on Psalm 50: 15, it had 14 stanzas. Cox’s translation of seven stanzas (1-3, 10, 12-14) appeared in her Sacred Hymns from the German (1841). It was chosen by Henry Alford* for his Psalms and Hymns, adapted to the Sundays and Holydays throughout the year (1844), and it was one of three translations by Cox in the First Edition of A&M. The A&M text consists of Cox's seven stanzas, altering her faithful rendering of the...
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