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Awake, my heart, and render

Awake, my heart, and render

Author: Paul Gerhardt
Tune: NUN LASST UNS GOTT
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. Gräfenheinichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was r… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, my heart, and render
German Title: Auf, auf, mein Herz, mit Freuden
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Language: English

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #149

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