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Ach Gott, lass Dir befohlen sein

Ach Gott, lass Dir befohlen sein

Author: Josua Wegelin
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Ach Gott! laß dir besohlen sein
zu diesen bösen Zeiten
den theuren Schah, die Kinderlein:
thu sie zum Guten leiten;
gar blad die Jugend wird verführt,
ja, bald ein Alter sich vereint
in diesen letzten Zeiten.

2 Dein Vatertreu sie mir behüt
dein Gnad sie mir regiere:
dein guter Geist leit ihr Gemüth,
das Niemand sie verführe:
dir, Herr, ich sie befehlen thu,
die Engelwach gieb ihnen zu,
das keine Plag sie rühre.

3 Und wil man dir,Herr, dienen soll
in allen dreien St¨nden,
so wach sie deiner Weisheit voll,
daß Web und Weis sie finden,
zu dienen dir in der Gemein;
du, Herr, am besten weist allen,
ihr Thun zu Nutz anwenden.

4 Dir, mein Gott, ich erziehe sie,
in deiner Furcht und Treue;
schaff, das kein Arbeit, Sorg und Müh
ins künstig mich gereue,
sondern vielmehr in Ewigkeit
meiner Kinder Gottseligkeit
mich inniglich erfreue.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #555

Author: Josua Wegelin

Wegelin, Josua, D.D., son of Johann Wegelin, or Wegelein, then superintendent (Ephorus) of the Evangelical college at Augsburg, was born at Augsburg Jan. 11, 1604. After studying at the University of Tübingen (M.A. 1626), he was for a short time pastor at Budweiler, and was appointed in 1627 fourth diaconus of the Franciscan (Barfüsser) church at Augsburg. In 1629, along with 13 other Evangelical pastors, he was compelled to leave Augsburg by the decree of Restitution enacted by the Emperor Ferdinand III. After Gustavus Adolphus had become master of the city, in 1632, Wegelin was recalled to the Barfüsser Kirche as archidiaconus. In 1633 he was appointed preacher at the Hospital Church of the Holy Ghost, but in 1635, as a result of the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ach Gott, lass Dir befohlen sein
Author: Josua Wegelin
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain


Suggested tune: ACH GOTT VOM HIMMEL



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #555

Kirchenbuch der Ev.- Luth.-Christus Gemeinde, in New York #d9

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