A lamb goes uncomplaining forth To save a world of sinners

A lamb goes uncomplaining forth To save a world of sinners

Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676
Tune: AN WASSERFLÜSSEN BABYLON
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Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676

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 >

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First Line: A lamb goes uncomplaining forth To save a world of sinners
German Title: Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676
Source: Lutheran Book of Worship, tr., alt.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Copyright: © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress

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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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