Thou Lamb of God, thou Prince of Peace.
Thou Lamb of God, thou Prince of Peace. Christian Friedrich Richter* (1676-1711), translated by John Wesley* (1703-1791).
Richter’s hymn began ‘Stilles Lamm und Friedenfürst’. It was published in Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen*’s Neues geist-reiches Gesang-Buch (Halle, 1714). On the voyage to Georgia in 1735-36, Wesley would have found it in the Moravian Gesang-Buch der Gemeine in Herrnhut (1735). His translation was included in his first hymnbook, the Collection of Psalms and Hymns published in Charles-town in 1737. It was headed ‘From the German’. When it was republished in Hymns and Sacred Poems (1739) Wesley entitled it ‘In Affliction of Pain. From the German.’ It had six 4-line...
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