514. Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness

Text Information
First Line: Soul, adorn yourself with gladness
Title: Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Franck (1649 c.)
Translator (sts. 1-2): Catherine Winkworth (1858; rev. 1863, alt.)
Translator (st. 3): John Caspar Mattes (1913, alt.)
Meter: LMD
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
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Topic: Eucharist; Lord's Supper; Wedding (1 more...)
Copyright: © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship (admin. Augsburg Fortress)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger (1649)
Meter: LMD
Key: D Major

Text Information:

Although the celebration of the Lord’s Supper is a solemn occasion, it is not a sad or somber one, but one evoking a deep joy. That tone also characterizes this chorale setting created for the original German text and notable for its support of the numerous two-syllable rhymes.

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