Quotation

Catherine Winkworth on translating the hymnody of Martin Luther

As quoted  by Benjamin Kolodziej, in the article:
 “Translations, Traditions, and Transformity:  Catherine Winkworth and the Lutheran Chorale in English”
Concordia Theological Journal, Vol 86, No 3-4

“Wanting in harmony and correctness of metre to a degree which often makes them jarring to our modern ears, but they are always full of fire and strength, of clear Christian faith, and brave faithful trust in God.”

We have a number of Catherine Winkworth’s translations in our hymnals, we may not always recognize her name, but we are familiar with her work.  Only a few of her works include:

Once He Came in Blessing

Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord

From Heaven Above to Earth I Come

Christ the Life of All the Living

O Darkest Woe

Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying

Dearest Jesus, We Are Here

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

…46 hymns translated by her are included in the LSB