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Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, Und Dank für seine Gnade (Decius)

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, Und Dank für seine Gnade (Decius)

Author: Nicolaus Decius
Published in 107 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'
und Dank für seine Gnade,
darum daß nun und nimmermehr
uns rühren kann ein Schade.
Ein Wohlgeffal'n Gott an uns hat;
nun ist groß' Fried' ohn' Unterlaß,
all' Fehd' hat nun ein Ende.

2 Wir loben, preis'n, anbeten dich,
für deine Ehr'; wir danken,
daß du, Gott Vater, ewiglich
regierst ohn' alles Wanken.
Ganz ungemess'n ist deine Macht,
fort g'schicht, was dein Will' hat bedacht;
wohl uns des feinen Herren!

3 O Jesu Christ, Sohn eingebor'n
deines himmlischen Vaters,
Versöhner der'r, die war'n verlor'n,
du Stiller unsers Haders,
Lamm Gottes, heil'ger Herr und Gott,
nimm an die Bitt' von unsrer Not,
erbarm' dich unser aller!

4 O heil'ger Geist, du höchstes Gut,
du allerheilsamst' Tröster;
vor's Teufels G'walt fortan behüt',
die Jesus Christ erlöset
durch große Mart'r und bittern Tod,
abwend' all unsern Jamm'r und Not!
Daruaf wir uns verlassen.

Source: Kleines Gesang- und Gebetbuch #1

Author: Nicolaus Decius

Decius, Nicolaus (Nicolaus a Curia or von Hofe, otherwise Hovesch, seems to have been a native of Hof, in Upper Franconia, Bavaria, and to have been originally called Tech. He became a monk, and was in 1519 Probst of the cloister at Steterburg, near Wolfenbüttel. Becoming favourable to the opinions of Luther, he left Steterburg in July, 1522, and went to Brunswick, where he was appointed a master in the St. Katherine and Egidien School. In 1523 he was invited by the burgesses of Stettin to labour there as an Evangelical preacher along with Paulus von Rhode. He became preacher at the Church of St. Nicholas; was probably instituted by the Town Council in 1526, when von Rhode was instituted to St. Jacob's; and at the visitation in 1535 was re… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, Und Dank für seine Gnade (Decius)
Author: Nicolaus Decius
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain





Suggested tune: ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH



The tune name ALLEIN GOTT derives from the opening words of Decius's rhymed text in High German. The tune was first published in Schumann's Geistliche Lieder. Decius adapted the tune from a tenth-century Easter chant for the Gloria text, beginning at the part accompanying the words "et in terra pax.…

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The Cyber Hymnal #13470
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The Cyber Hymnal #13470

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