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Ach, treuer Gott, barmerzig's Herz, des Guete

Ach, treuer Gott, barmerzig's Herz, des Guete

Author: Paul Gerhardt
Published in 16 hymnals

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gräfenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ach, treuer Gott, barmerzig's Herz, des Guete
Author: Paul Gerhardt

Notes

Ach! treuer Gott, barmherzigs Herz. P. Gerhardt. [Cross and Consolation.] Founded on a prayer "for patience under great trial," No. xxv. in Class iii. of J. Arndt's Paradies-gartlein, 1612. Appeared in Crüger's Praxis pietatis melica, Frankfurt, 1656, No. 381, in 16 stanzas of 7 lines, and included in many subsequent hymn-books, as recently in the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, No. 693; also in Wackernagel's edition of his Geistliche Lieder, No. 57; Bachmann's ed., No. 80. Translations in common use:— 1. 0 God most true, most merciful!—A good translation of stanzas i., iv., v., x., by A. T. Russell, as No. 224, in his Psalms & Hymns 1851, and thence, altered and beginning, “O God of mercy full and free," as No. 665, in Kennedy, 1863. 2. 0 faithful God! 0 pitying heart, a good translation, omitting stanzas iii., ix., xi., xiii., xv., in the 2nd Ser. 1858, of Miss Winkworth's Lyra Germanica. p. 182, and thence, in the Gilman-Schaff, Library of Religious Poetry, ed. 1883, p. 837. The translations of stanzas x., xii., xiv., xvi., beginning, "O Thou, who diedst to give us life," appear as No. 327, in Church Praise, 1883. 3. Ah! faithful God, compassionate heart, by J. Kelly, 1867, p. 169. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) =============== Ach! treuer Gott. This hymn is found in the Berlin edition of Crüger's Praxis, &c. 1653, No. 373. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Das Kleine Davidische Psalterspiel der Kinder Zions #23

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Das Kleine Davidische Psalterspiel der Kinder Zions #23

Davidisches Psalter-Spiel der Kinder Zions #d33

Deutsches Gesangbuch fuer die evangelisch-lutherische Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten. Verbesserte Ausg. #d20

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #370

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #370

Gesangbuch in welchem ein Sammlung geistreicher Lieder befindlich #d17

Gesangbuch zum Gottesdienstlichen und Haeuslichen Gebrauch in Mennoniten Gemeinden. 1. Aufl. #d14

Kirchenbuch der Ev.- Luth.-Christus Gemeinde, in New York #d24

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #381

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #381

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #381

Kirkenbuch fuer Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #d19

Zionitischer Weyrauchs Huegel; oder, Weyrrhen Berg #d16

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