Lyra Germanica is the primary work of Catherine Winkworth that was published in two series. Lyra Germanica: Hymns for the Sundays and chief festivals of the Christian year was the first series and published in 1855. It went through 23 editions and contained 103 translations of hymns selected from Christian Carl Bunsen’s Versuch eines allgemeinen evangelischen Gesang und Gebetbuch of 1833, which contained 934 hymns and 350 prayers. The second series, Lyra Germanica: The Christian Life was published in 1858 and contained 123 translations and passed through 12 editions.