Feast of Alfred Ramsey (June 19)   1 comment

Luther Rose

Above:  Luther Rose

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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ALFRED RAMSEY (APRIL 12, 1860-JUNE 20, 1926)

U.S. Lutheran Minister and Hymn Translator

Alfred Ramsey translated German hymns into English.  I have added some of his translations to my GATHERED PRAYERS weblog.

Ramsey, born at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 12, 1860, studied at Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, then at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In 1885 the German Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania and Adjacent States ordained him.  From 1885 to 1905 he ministered, in order, in the following places at congregations of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America (1867-1918):

  1. Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania;
  2. Uniontown, Pennsylvania;
  3. Minneapolis, Minnesota; and
  4. Stacy, Minnesota.

Then, for thirteen years, he was a Professor of Historical Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Chicago, Illinois.  He died on June 20, 1926.

His hymn translations survive him, fortunately.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 13, 2015 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS, FOUNDER OF THE SISTERS OF NOTRE DAME

THE FEAST OF SAINT HILARY OF POITIERS, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

THE FEAST OF HUBERT HUMPHREY, UNITED STATES SENATOR AND VICE PRESIDENT

THE FEAST OF KENTIGERN (MUNGO), ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF GLASGOW

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Dear God of beauty,

you have granted literary ability and spiritual sensitivity to

Alfred Ramsey and others, who have translated hymn texts.

May we, as you guide us,

find worthy hymn texts to be icons,

through which we see you.

In the Name of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 44:1-3a, 5-15

Psalm 147

Revelation 5:11-14

Luke 2:8-20

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 20, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS AMATOR OF AUXERRE AND GERMANUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; SAINT MAMERTINUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT; AND SAINT MARCIAN OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK

THE FEAST OF JOHANNES BUGENHAGEN, GERMAN LUTHERAN PASTOR

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARCELLINUS OF EMBRUN, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

THE FEAST OF OLAVUS AND LAURENTIUS PETRI, RENEWERS OF THE CHURCH

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