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35A. Litany for the Slandered

Text Information
First Line: O God, my faithful God
Title: Litany for the Slandered
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Heerman (1630)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863, alt.)
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Enemies; God's: Power; Innocence (5 more...)
Copyright: Litany text © THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®, NIV ® Copyright © 1973, 1984, 2011 by Biblica Inc ; Prayer © Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (for author of prayer)
Notes: Litany ending with Hymn: Oh God, my faithful God. The closing prayer of the litany may continue with a specific prayer for a member of the community or other people who have been slandered. Or the prayer may be followed by a prayer of confession, acknowledging our own sin of slander and gossip. Conclude with the singing of a hymn of assurance, such as “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” or “O Lord, Hear Our Prayer” or a hymn of commitment, such as “O God, My Faithful God.”
Tune Information
Composer: Ahasuerus Fritsch (1679)
Harmonizer: Johann S. Bach, 1685-1750
Key: C Major
Source: Harmonization in Cantata 45

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