Massie, Richard (1800–1887)

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Massie, Richard, eldest son of the Rev. R. Massie, of Goddington, Cheshire, and Rector of Eccleston, was born at Chester, June 18, 1800, and resides at Pulford Hall, Coddington. Mr. Massie published a translation of Martin Luther’s Spiritual Songs, London, 1854. His Lyra Domestica, 1st series, London, 1860, contains translations of the 1st Series of Spitta’s Psalter und Harfe. In 1864 he published vol. ii., containing translations of Spitta’s 2nd Series, together with an Appendix of translations of German hymns by various authors. He also contributed many translations of German hymns to Mercer’s Church Psalter & Hymn Book; to Reid’s British Herald; to the Day of Rest, etc. He died Mar. 11,1887.

– John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

He has translated:

1 Wie soll ich dich empfangen
2 Warum willst du draußen stehen
8 Kommt und laßt uns Christum ehren
10 Nun laßt uns gehn und treten
16 Hör an, mein Herz, die sieben Wort
19 Gegrüßet seist du, Gott, mein Heil
23 O Herz des Königs aller Welt
24 O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
32 Was alle Weisheit in der Welt
37 Die güldne Sonne
40 Geh’ aus mein Herz und suche Freud
82 Ist Gott für mich, so trete
99 Sollt’ ich meinem Gott nicht singen