Come, Oh, Come, O Quickening Spirit

Author: Heinrich Held, 1620-59

Held, Heinrich, was son of Valentin Held of Guhrau, Silesia. He studied at the Universities of K√∂nigsberg (c. 1637-40), Frankfurt a. Oder (1643), and Leyden. He was also in residence at Rostock in 1647. He became a licentiate of law, and settled as a lawyer in his native place, where he died about 1659, or at least before Michaelmas, 1661 (Koch, iii. 55-56; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie., xi. 680; Bode, p. 87, &c). One of the best Silesian hymnwriters, he was taught in the school of affliction, having many trials to suffer in those times of war. His only extant poetical work is his Deutscher Gedichte Vortrab, Frankfurt a. Oder, 1643. Only one hymn from that volume came into German use. Much more important are his other hymns, which are k… Go to person page >

Translator: Edward T. Horn III, b. 1909

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First Line: Come, oh, come, O quickening Spirit
Title: Come, Oh, Come, O Quickening Spirit
Author: Heinrich Held, 1620-59
Translator: Edward T. Horn III, b. 1909 (alt.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1982.

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