Auf, Ihr Christen, Christi Glieder

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1 Auf, ihr Christen, Christi Glieder,
Die ihr noch hängt an dem Haupt,
Auf, wacht auf, ermannt euch wieder,
Eh ihr werdet hingeraubt
Satan beut an den Streit
Christo und der Christenheit.

2 Dieser Sieg hat auch empfunden
Voller heilgen starker Muth.
Da sie haben überwunden
Fröhlich durch des Lammes Blut.
Sollten wir den allhier
Nicht auch streiten mit Begier?

3 Da Gott seinen treuen Knechten
Geben wird den Gnadenlohn
Und die Hütten der Gerechten
Stimmen an den Siegeston;
Da fürwahr Gottes Schar
Ihn wird loben immerdar.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13473

Author: Justus Falckner

Falckner, Justus, from his interest as the first Lutheran clergyman ordained in America, demands a somewhat fuller notice than would otherwise be given. He was fourth son of Daniel Falckner, Lutheran pastor at Langenreinsdorf, Crimmitschau, Zwickau, Saxony, and was born there, Nov. 22, 1672. He entered the University of Halle, Jan. 20, 1693, as a student of theology under A. H. Francke; but on completing his course felt the responsibility of the ministerial office in the German Church of that time too great for him to undertake. Along with his elder brother Daniel, who had shortly before returned from America, we find Justus accepting at Rotterdam, April 23, 1700, a power of attorney for the sale of Penn's lands in Pennsylvania. In 1701 t… Go to person page >

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First Line: Auf, ihr Christen, Christi Glieder
Title: Auf, Ihr Christen, Christi Glieder
Author: Justus Falckner
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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