Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow,will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.– Psalm 126:5-6 Martin Rinkart was born in Saxony in the Holy Roman Empire on April 23, 1586. His father was a cooper, a relatively prosperous tradesman who sent his son toContinue reading “Martin Rinkhart’s Hymns, 1636”
“In this year, the sun was eclipsed on the 5th before the Nones of May [that is, May 1]…the same year, there was great pestilence in the island Britain.” – The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, 664 “A great mortality in Ireland came on the kalends of August [August 1]” – The Annals of Tignerach, 664 The yearContinue reading “The Yellow Plague of 664”
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