Oh, that I had a Thousand Voices

Author: Johann Mentzer

Mentzer, Johann, was born July 27, 1658, at Jahmen, near Rothenburg, in Silesia, and became a student of theology at Wittenberg, In 1691 he was appointed pastor at Merzdorf; in 1693 at Hauswalde, near Bischofswerda; and in 1696 at Kemnitz, near Bernstadt, Saxony. He died at Kemnitz, Feb. 24, 1734 (G. F. Otto's Lexicon . . . Oberlausizischer Schriftsteller, ii., 581; ms. from Pastor Richter of Kemnitz, &c). He was a great friend of J. C. Schwedler, of Henrietta Catherine von Gersdorf, and of N. L. von Zinzendorf, all hymnwriters, and all his near neighbours. He was himself greatly tried in the furnace of affliction. He wrote a large number of hymns, over 30 of which appeared in the various hymnbooks of his time. Many of them, especially t… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Oh, that I had a thousand voices (Lutheran Hymnal 1941)
Title: Oh, that I had a Thousand Voices
Author: Johann Mentzer (1704)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.8.8
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Copyright: Tr. © 1941 Concordia Publishing House

Tune

O DASS ICH TAUSEND ZUNGEN HÄTTE

Johann Balthaser König (b. Waltershausen, near Gotha, Germany, 1691; d. Frankfurt, Germany, 1758) composed this tune, which later became associated with Johann Mentzer's hymn "O dass ich tausend Zungen hätte" (Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices). The harmonization is from the Wurttembergische Choral…

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O DASS ICH TAUSEND ZUNGEN HÄTTE (Dretzel)


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Instances

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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #223
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #194
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #443Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #16Text InfoAudio
Lutheran Service Book #811
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #475
Worship (3rd ed.) #546Page Scan
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