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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Ach, wie gross ist Deine Gnade

Ach, wie gross ist Deine Gnade

Author: Johann Olearius
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Ach! wie groß ist deine Gnade,
du getreues Vaterherz,
daß dich unsre Noth und Schmerz,
daß dich aller Menschen Schade
hat erbarmet väterlich,
uns zu helfen ewiglich!

2 Du hast uns so hoch geliebet,
daß der Mensch soll aller Pein
frei, und ewig selig sein;
daß dein Sohn sich selbst hingibet,
und beruft uns allzumal
zu dem großen Abendmahl.

3 Ja, dein werther Geist bezeuget
durch die Tauf und Abendmahl
unser Heil im Himmelssaal,
der die Herzen zu dir neiget,
weil er uns den Glauben schenkt,
daß uns Höll und Tod nicht kränkt.

4 Weil die Wahrheit nicht kann lügen,
will ich dir vertrauen fest,
weil du keinen nicht verläßt;
weil dein Wort nicht kann betrügen,
bleibt mir meine Seligkeit
unverrückt in Ewigkeit.

5 Lob sei dir für deine Gnade,
du getreues Vaterherz,
daß dich meine Noth und Schmerz,
daß dich auch mein Seeleschade
hat erbarmt so väterlich;
drum lob ich dich ewiglich.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #12

Author: Johann Olearius

Johannes Olearius (b. Halle, Germany, 1611; d. Weissenfels, Germany, 1684) Born into a family of Lutheran theologians, Olearius received his education at the University of Wittenberg and later taught theology there. He was ordained a Lutheran pastor and appointed court preacher to Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels in Halle and later to Duke Johann Adolph in Weissenfels. Olearius wrote a commentary on the entire Bible, published various devotional books, and produced a translation of the Imitatio Christi by Thomas a Kempis. In the history of church music Olearius is mainly remembered for his hymn collection, which was widely used in Lutheran churches. Bert Polman… Go to person page >



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