Christ My Song-Logo
Title page of Massie's Lyra Domestica 1, 1863.

Richard Massie

Richard Massie (1800-1887) has translated (=tr) many of Carl Johann Philipp Spitta's Christian hymns from German into English. Most of his fine translations (102) you may find here:

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A gentle angel wendeth - Patience (tr)
A pilgrim for his new abode - Going home (tr)
Ah! how empty is the heart - Homesickness (tr)
Ah, Lord! why am I thus? - Reflection and return (tr)
As a traveller, returning - Our conversation is in heaven (tr)
Ask not, what it is that ails me - My soul thirsteth after the living God (tr)
Awake, my heart, this day of rest - The Sabbath morning (tr)
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B
Beside the dark grave standing - The grave (tr)
Blessed are ye, ye chosen bearers - The Missionaries (tr)
Brethren, called by one vocation - Unity in the Spirit (tr)
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C
Can then the world make no provision - The vanity of the world (tr)
Cheerfully to work proceed - Our daily work (tr)
Children of God and heirs of heaven - The good name (tr)
Christ, whose first appearance lighted - The appearance of Christ (tr)
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D
Draw, Holy Spirit, nearer - Whitsunday (tr)
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E
Excite in me, O Lord, an ardent thirst - The plant of God's planting (tr)
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F
Father, whose hand hath led me so securely - Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (tr)
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H
How blessed are we, that God of us - The Father loveth you (tr)
How good it is, Lord, to be here - Devotion (tr)
How mean ye thus by weeping - Parting (tr)
How proud is the position - The Christian's happy state (tr)
How smiling the day departed - Evening devotion (tr)
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I
I believe, and so have spoken - I believe (tr)
I give thee back thine own again - Resignation (tr)
I hear my Shepherd calling - The Lord is my Shepherd (tr)
I know, Lord Jesus Christ, God's Son - I know in whom I believe (tr)
I place myself in Jesus' hands - Confidence (tr)
I sing of death and dying - The Song of dying (tr)
In thy service will I ever - I will abide with thee (tr)
In vain thou seekest in thyself to find - Rest in God (tr)
Israel's Keeper, never sleeping - The Lord's protection (tr)
It is a practice greatly blessed - The blessing of Christian fellowship (tr)
It is not after all so hard - God's commandments are not hard (tr)
It is winter: all seems dead or dying - Winter (tr)
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J
Jesus, Friend of sinners - The Saviour of sinners (tr)
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L
Led by a Father's gracious hand - The good treasure (tr)
Let me suffer wrong without complaining - Be ready, for the days are evil (tr)
Lonely was the way and dreary - Up! psaltery and harp (tr)
Long and toilsome is the road - Encouragement (tr)
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M
Man hath his anxious seasons - Self-knowledge (tr)
My Lord and God, whose gracious hand - Do thy duty faithfully (tr)
My soul in God abideth still - My soul is still in God (tr)
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N
No language can express, O Lord - I will praise the Lord at all times (tr)
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O
O abide, abide in Jesus - Abide in Jesus (tr)
O blessed Sun, whose splendour - Life and contentment in Jesus (tr)
O God, my God, just as I thee - My God (tr)
O happy house, O home supremely blessed - Salvation is come to this house (tr)
O how blessed the hour, Lord Jesus - Thou hast the words of eternal life (tr)
O how many hours of gladness - Comfort (tr)
O how shall I describe the pleasure - Ye shall rejoice with unspeakable joy (tr)
O how sweet the sadness - The repentance not to be repented of (tr)
O Lord, what sorrows past expression - The patience of the Lord (tr)
O Lord, who by thy presence hast made light - Evening (tr)
O that my soul might never lack - Longing (tr)
O thou beautiful Creation - Joy in Creation (tr)
O thou Father of all living - Prayer for youth (tr)
O thou, who holdest in my heart - After the Holy Communion (tr)
O thou whose grace first found us - The blessing of the blessed (tr)
Our life is often dark - A time of dearth (tr)
Our lot is fall'n in pleasant places - The happy lot (tr)
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P
Pour out all your heart in praises - Rejoice in the Lord always (tr)
Praise, all praise, to thee be given - Heavenly guidance (tr)
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R
Rejoice in the beautiful earth - The beauty of nature (tr)
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S
Searcher of the human heart - Self-examination in the sight of God (tr)
See, O see, what love the Father - See what love (tr)
See, the spring begins to waken - The wonders of the spring (tr)
Spirit, by whose operation - The Spirit of the Fathers (tr)
Still on thy loving heart let me repose - Comfort in Jesus' love (tr)
Sun, shine forth in all thy splendour - Easter day (tr)
Sweet lily of the field, declare - Consider the lilies of the field! (tr)
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T
That love is purest and most true - Faithfulness in little things (tr)
The badge the Christian wears on earth - The Christian's cross (tr)
The Lord be praised, that in my heart - After affliction (tr)
The Lord his people all - The Lord knoweth his own (tr)
The man is highly blessed - The servant of the Lord (tr)
The purple morning gilds the eastern skies - Morning (tr)
The shades of evening chase away - Good night (tr)
The sky is clouded over - Smiling through tears (tr)
The wish so near my heart - God's call to removal (tr)
There is a song so thrilling - The song of songs (tr)
Thou gracious Lord and God - Give me thy heart (tr)
Thou, whose coming seers and sages - He is come among you (tr)
Thy will I cheerfully obey - I am thine (tr)
"Tis not yet the hour appointed!" - The hour of the Lord (tr)
Time hastens on, and as it wings its flight - Love not the world, nor the things that are in the world (tr)
Turn, poor wanderer, ere the sentence - Turn again (tr)
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U
Uncomplaining, though with care grown hoary - Pilgrim's song (tr)
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W
We are the Lord's, whether we live or die - We are the Lord's (tr)
We give thee thanks, O Lord, who hast - Thanksgiving and petition (tr)
We give thee thanks, O Saviour dear - I will not leave you comfortless (tr)
Weep no more, poor child of sorrow - Comfort in the night (tr)
What affects my heart? - Before the Holy Communion (tr)
What greater blessedness can be - The life of faith (tr)
What in the Lord thou doest must succeed - Work in the Lord (tr)
What shall we be, and whither shall we go - What shall we be? (tr)
When comes the hour which seals my doom - Christ has taken away the power of death (tr)
Where is mercy and compassion - The fulness of Christ (tr)
Where yonder mount, with olives clad - The tears of the Lord (tr)
Wherefore weep we over Jesus - Weep not for me, but weep for yourselves (tr)
With heart and soul in sweet accord - Fellowship in the Lord (tr)
Withhold not, Lord, the help I crave - Withdraw not thy hand from me (tr)
Word of Life, eternal Fountain - The Word of Life (tr)
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