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Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin

"Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin" is a hymn by Martin Luther, a paraphrase in German of the Nunc dimittis, the canticle of Simeon. Luther wrote the text and melody in 1524 and it was first published in the same year. A song for Purification, it has been used for funerals. Luther included it in 1542 in Christliche Geseng... zum Begrebniss. The hymn appears in several translations, for example Catherine Winkworth's "In peace and joy I now depart", in nine hymnals, it has been used as the base for music for vocal music such as Dieterich Buxtehude's funeral music Mit Fried und Freud and Johann Sebastian Bach's chorale cantata Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125. The text and melody were composed by Luther in the spring of 1524. In the same year, it was published in Wittenberg in Johann Walter's Eyn geystlich Gesangk Buchleyn, but was not included in the Erfurt Enchiridion. A song for Purification, it has been used for funerals. Luther included it in 1542 in Christliche Geseng... zum Begrebniss as one of six hymns.

The hymn appears in several translations, for example Catherine Winkworth's "In peace and joy I now depart", in 9 hymnals, for example as No. 48 in the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary. The hymn is based on the canticle of Simeon. Luther expanded the thoughts of each of the four verses to a stanza of six lines; the first stanza expresses accepting death in peace, the second gives as a reason the meeting with the Saviour, the third accents his coming for all people, the fourth the coming as a light for the heathen and glory for Israel. The lines are of meter, stressing single statements. Luther, a former monk, was familiar with the Latin Nunc dimittis from the daily night prayer; the hymn was dedicated to the celebration of the Purification on 2 February, kept by the Lutherans as a feast day. It became one of the most important songs for the dying and for funerals, it is listed among those in the Protestant hymnal Evangelisches Gesangbuch as No. 519. The tune in dorian mode follows the text of the first stanza.

"Joy" dotted rhythm and melismas. In the last line, the melody turns below the key note on the text "sanft und stille"; the hymn is the base of several compositions. Organ music has been written though the centuries, such as Dieterich Buxtehude's chorale prelude of 1674, Max Reger's No. 5 and 10 of his Choral Preludes for Organ, Op. 79b, Ernst Pepping's Partita No. 3. Several composers wrote vocal settings, some intended for funerals. Four-part choral settings have been composed by Johann Walter, Lupus Hellinck, published in 1544, Bartholomäus Gesius, Michael Praetorius, Johann Hermann Schein, Samuel Scheidt and others. Heinrich Schütz used it in movement 21 of his Musikalische Exequien, composed for the funeral of Henry II, Count of Reuss-Gera. Buxtehude wrote four different versions for the four stanzas in complex counterpoint as a funeral music for Menno Hanneken, Mit Fried und Freud, which he expanded by a Klag-Lied into a funeral music for his father. Johann Sebastian Bach used the hymn as the base for his chorale cantata Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125.

Bach used single stanzas in his cantatas, the funeral cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, der ist mein Leben, BWV 95, for the 16th Sunday after Trinity, Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde, BWV 83, for Purification 1724). Georg Philipp Telemann composed around 1729 a first sacred cantata for voices and basso continuo, a second cantata for voice and continuo, lost. Johannes Brahms used the first stanza to conclude his motet Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?. Wilhelm Lucke: Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin. In: D. Martin Luthers Werke. Kritische Gesamtausgabe, vol. 35, Weimar 1923 Andreas Wittenberg: Kirchenlieder aus dem Reformationsjahrhundert: Martin Luthers “Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin” Deutsche Lieder. Bamberger Anthologie, 16 December 2013 BWV 125.6

Mathias Christiansen

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John Davies (Welsh miners' agent)

John Davies was a Welsh politician and trade unionist, who served as Mayor of Merthyr. Born in Hirwaun, Davies left at the age of eight to attend school in Newchurch. Four years he returned to live with his father in Hirwaun, began working at a local coal mine, he became active in the local trade union, the Aberdare and Dowlais Miners' Association, when he was 27 he was elected to its executive committee. He was proposed at a workers' meeting as a labour candidate in the October 1888 Merthyr by-election, but he refused the nomination. In 1895, Davies was elected to represent the Aberdare miners on the Sliding Scale Committee, which determined their wages, he became regarded at the deputy to local miners' agent David Morgan, during the Welsh coal strike of 1898 collected donations from miners in North Wales and South Staffordshire. At the end of the strike, he was one of four miners' representatives who refused to sign an agreement. After the strike, the South Wales Miners' Federation was established, the local union was split into three districts.

Davies was elected to the first executive committee of the SWMF. Soon after, he won election as full-time miners' agent for the Dowlais District, relocating to the area, remained in the post until his death. In the late 19th-century, Davies spent eighteen months on the Aberdare School Board, he was elected to represent Dowlais on the Glamorgan County Council in an 1899 by-election, as a Liberal-Labour candidate. He was made an alderman in 1905, but stood down in 1908, when Merthyr was made into a county borough, he was elected to Merthyr's first council, again representing Dowlais, in 1914/15, he served as Mayor of Merthyr. He was the second worker to become Mayor of Merthyr, after Enoch Morrell. Davies was a deacon at the Bethania Congregational Chapel, advocated abstinence from alcohol. In an obituary, the Merthyr Pioneer noted that Dowlais "may have more brilliant leaders in future – it will never have courageous, straightforward, or simple leader.


Sikandara is a town in Kanpur Dehat district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is headquarters of tehsil Sikandara, it is located on NH-2 about 80 km away from kanpur toward west and towards south from Jhinjhak at a distance 20 kilometer. Auraiya city is towards west from Sikandara and Pukhrayan town is toward east, it is a Sikandara legislature constituency. It is said. Saraswati Inter College DR. Ambedkar Iner College Hemant English school, Hariharpur road, vikas nagar, sikandra Sikandara is located at26°22′04″N 79°37′41″E, it has an average elevation of 85 metres. As of 2001 India census, Sikandara had a population of 10,884. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Sikandara has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 64%, female literacy is 51%. In Sikandara, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. Data should be latest, from the census of 2011

Forest Park (Portland, Oregon)

Forest Park is a public municipal park in the Tualatin Mountains west of downtown Portland, United States. Stretching for more than 8 miles on hillsides overlooking the Willamette River, it is one of the country's largest urban forest reserves; the park, a major component of a regional system of parks and trails, covers more than 5,100 acres of second-growth forest with a few patches of old growth. About 70 miles of recreational trails, including the Wildwood Trail segment of the city's 40-Mile Loop system, crisscross the park; as early as the 1860s, civic leaders sought to create a natural preserve in the woods near Portland. Their efforts led to the creation of a municipal park commission that in 1903 hired the Olmsted Brothers landscape architectural firm to develop a plan for Portland's parks. Acquiring land through donations, transfers from Multnomah County, delinquent tax foreclosures, the city acted on a proposal by the City Club of Portland and combined parcels totaling about 4,000 acres to create the reserve.

Formally dedicated in 1948, it ranks 19th in size among parks within U. S. cities, according to The Trust for Public Land. More than 112 bird species and 62 mammal species frequent the park and its wide variety of trees and shade-loving plants. About 40 inches of rain falls on the forest each year. Many small tributaries of the Willamette River flow northeast through the woods to pipes or culverts under U. S. Route 30 at the edge of the park. One of them, Balch Creek, has a resident trout population, another, Miller Creek, supports sea-run species, including salmon. Threats to the park include overuse, urban traffic, encroaching development, invasive flora, lack of maintenance money. Occasional serious crimes and more frequent minor crimes occur in the park. Solidified lava from Grande Ronde members of the Columbia River Basalt Group underlie Forest Park. About 16 million years ago during the Middle Miocene, the Columbia River ran through a lowland south of its modern channel. Eruptions from linear vents in eastern Oregon and Washington flowed down this channel through what became the Willamette Valley.

These flows, some of which reached the Pacific Ocean, recurred at intervals between 16.5 and 15.6 million years ago and covered 60,000 square miles. About eight separate Grande Ronde Basalt flows have been mapped in the Tualatin Mountains, where they underlie the steepest slopes of Forest Park and form the columned rocks visible along Balch Creek Canyon and Northwest Cornell Road; the West Hills were covered by wind-deposited silts that become unstable when saturated with water. Stream bank instability and siltation are common, landslides deter urban development at higher elevations. 8 miles long, the park is less than 1 mile wide near downtown Portland and about 2 miles wide at its northwestern end. It extends along the West Hills from West Burnside Street near downtown Portland to where the Willamette River divides to flow around Sauvie Island. Covering most of the east face of the ridge above the Willamette River, it is bounded by West Burnside Street on the south, Northwest Skyline Boulevard on the west, Northwest Newberry Road on the north, Northwest St. Helens Road on the east.

Elevations above sea level vary from 50 feet near U. S. Route 30 at the base of the ridge to about 1,100 feet near the crest of the ridge along Northwest Skyline Boulevard. In 2008 Forest Park ranked 19th in size among the largest city parks in the United States, according to The Trust for Public Land; the trust's list included state parks, national parks, county parks, regional parks, national wildlife refuges, as well as municipally owned parks located within cities. Chugach State Park in Anchorage, was in first place with 490,125 acres. Portland author Marcy Houle says that the park "captures the essence of what is natural and wild and beautiful about the Northwest... From this forest sanctuary, panoramic views of the city of Portland, the Willamette and Columbia rivers, five major peaks of the Cascade Range... can be seen through the tall fir trees. From its inception... Forest Park has been a refuge for both people and wildlife, an integral part of the environment of Portland." Before settlers arrived, the land that became known as Forest Park was covered by a Douglas-fir forest.

By 1851, its acreage had been divided into donation land claims filed by settlers with plans to clear the forest and build upon the property. After logging, the steep slopes and unstable silt loosened by heavy rains caused landslides that defeated construction plans, claims were defaulted or donated to the city. Civic leaders beginning with the Reverend Thomas Lamb Eliot, a minister who moved to Portland in 1867, sought to create a natural preserve in the woods that became Forest Park. By 1899, Eliot's efforts led to the formation of the Municipal Park Commission of Portland, which in 1903 hired the regarded landscape architecture firm, the Olmsted Brothers of Brookline, Massachusetts, to study the city's park system and recommend a plan. John Charles Olmsted, the stepson of Frederick Law Olmsted, spent May 1903 in Portland; the Olmsted Report, received in December, emphasized creation of a system of parks and linking parkways that would take advantage of natural scenery. It proposed a formal square for Union Station, squares along the downtown waterfront, parks in places known as Forest Park, Sellwood Park, Mount Tabor Park, Rocky Butte, Ross Island, as well as Terwilliger Parkway, the 40-Mile Loop, other connecting parkways.

Proposed parks for Swan Island, in the Willamette River, other places in Portland did not develop. Others like F