Awake

Awake, my soul, and render praise, honor, glory, might

Author: Paul Gerhardt
Published in 2 hymnals

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 soul, and render praise, honor, glory, might
Title: Awake
German Title: Wach auf, mein Herz, und singe
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Prayer and Praise #34

The Apostolic Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Translations of Hymns ... in the "Zions Harfe" #d18

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