Beside thy cradle here I stand

Beside thy cradle here I stand

Author: Paul Gerhardt
Tune: ICH STEH AN DEINER KRIPPEN
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. GraEenhainichen, 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 re… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beside thy cradle here I stand
German Title: Ich steh an Deiner Krippe hier
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Language: English
Copyright: Tr © Plough Publishing House

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Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #54

Songs of Light #329

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