Beside Thy Manger Here I Stand

Beside Thy manger here I stand, O Thou that ever livest

Translator: John Troutbeck; Author: Paul Gerhardt
Tune: ICH STEH AN DEINER KRIPPEN
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Translator: John Troutbeck

Troutbeck, John, D.D., son. of George Troutbeck, of Dacre, Cumberland, b. Nov. 12, 1832, and educated at Rugby and Univ. College, Oxford, B.A. 1856, M.A. 1858, and D.D. by Abp. of Cant. 1883. Ordained in 1855. He held several appointments, the most important being Chaplain and Priest in Ordinary to the Queen, Minor Canon of Westminster, 1869, and Sec. to the N. Test. Revision Company, 1870-1881. He died Oct. 11, 1899. He made a few translations from the German, but is best known through his Manchester Psalter and Chant Book, 1867, and his Catholic Paragraph Psalter, 1894. He also compiled the Westminster Abbey Hymn Book, 1883. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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 manger here I stand, O Thou that ever livest
Title: Beside Thy Manger Here I Stand
German Title: Ich steh an deiner Krippen
Translator: John Troutbeck
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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