Sun of Righteousness

Author: Johann Christian Nehring

Nehring, Johann Christian, son of J. C. Nehring, lawyer in Gotha, was born at Gotha, Dec. 29, 1671. He studied at first medicine and afterwards theology at the University of Halle. In 1700 he became rector of the school at Essen, and, in 1703, inspector of the foundation scholars in the Orphanage at Halle. He was then, in 1706, appointed pastor of Neuendorf (or Naundorf) on the Petersberg, near Halle, and in the end of 1715 pastor at Morl, near Halle, on the Bernburg road. He died at Morl, April 29, 1736 (Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xxiii. 394, &c.) Five hymns by Nehring are in Freylinghausen's Gesang-Buch, 1704. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Author: Christian Gottlob Barth

Barth, Christian Gottlob, son of C. F. Barth, house painter in Stuttgart, was born at Stuttgart, July 31,1799. He studied at Tubingen, where he was the principal founder of the Missionary Society, and was only restrained by his mother's entreaties from offering himself as a missionary. He became, in 1821, assistant at Neckarweihingen and Dornham, and, in 1822, curate in charge of Effringen and Schönbrunn, near Nagold. In 1824 he was appointed pastor of Möttlingen, near Calw, but resigned his charge in 1838, and settled in Calw, receiving in the same year the degree of D.D. from the University.of Greifswald. He died at Calw of apoplexy, Nov. 12, 1862. At Calw he devoted himself as a writer and preacher to children, as a preacher and writer… Go to person page >

Author: Christian David

David, Christian, b. Dec. 31, 1690, at Senftleben, near Fulnek, Moravia. 1722 built the first house in Herrnhut. d. Feb. 3, 1751, at Herrnhut. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Translator: J Macpherson

Macpherson, Jay. (London, England, June 13, 1931-- ). United Church. Carlton University (Ottawa), B.A., 1951; McGill University (Montreal), B.L.S., 1953; University of Toronto, M.A., 1955; Ph.D., 1964. Teacher and professor of English at Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1954-?. Published several acclaimed books of poetry, notably The Boatman and other Poems (Toronto, Oxford, 1957) before deciding to concentrate on her teaching. For The Hymn Book (1971) she was asked to provide new translations of several German hymn, including "Ein' feste Burg" and "Wachet auf." --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sun of righteousness, shine forth
Title: Sun of Righteousness
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Christian Nehring
Author: Christian Gottlob Barth
Author: Christian David
Translator: J Macpherson
Meter: 7.7.7.7.4
Language: English

Tune

SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT

SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT was originally the tune to a fifteenth-century folk song, "Der reich Mann war geritten aus," and it was adopted by the Bohemian Brethren for 1566 hymnal, Kirchengeseng. The tune is thus a contrafactum, changed from the folk/court use to church use. The title is the German inc…

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