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Striking expressions in the German. Single rhymes have been throughout substituted for double ones, ex cept where the latter constitute an essential element of the metre; this modification necessitates the addition or the omission of a syllable in the line, but makes it possible to give a more faithful and spirited rendering than can be managed within the very limited range of English dissyllabic rhymes. The frequent recurrence of particular phrases and rhymes is not accidental, but is a peculiarity of all German popular poetry from the Niebelungen Lied downwards. Besides the speci mens given in this volume, many of which are rather poems than hymns, between three and four hundred German hymns in English dress may now be found in various collections of translations. Of these the chief are Hymns from the Land of Luther; Sacred Hymns from the German by Miss Cox; the Spiritual Songs of Luther and Lyra Do mestica of Mr. Massie; Hymns for the Church of England by Arthur Tozer Russell; the Lyra Germanica and the Chorale Book for England. Nearly all the German hymns in our ordinary hymn books are drawn from some one of these sources or from john Wesley. Where only the first English line is mentioned in this work, the complete hymn may generally be met with in the Lyra Germanica, or is one of Wesley's well-known versions.
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bound: 364 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (April 14, 2017)
isbn: 133120335X, 978-1331203353,
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