A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth

A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth (Lutheran Hymnal 1941)

Author: Paul Gerhardt
Tune: AN WASSERFLÜSSEN BABYLON
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Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. GraEenhainichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was re… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth (Lutheran Hymnal 1941)
Title: A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth
German Title: Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.8.8.7
Source: Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1942 (tr.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House from Handbook to The Lutheran Hymnal

Tune

AN WASSERFLÜSSEN BABYLON

The tune AN WASSERFLÜSSEN BABYLON was composed by Wolfgang Dachstein (b. Gffenburg an der Kinzig, Germany, 1487; d. Strasbourg, Germany, 1553) and published in the Strassburger Kirchenampt (1525), edited by Dachstein and his friend Matthaus Greiter. In that collection it was the setting for Dachste…

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7836
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Christian Worship #100

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #331

Lutheran Service Book #438

ScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7836

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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