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Author: Lueder Mencken
Mencken, Lüder, LL.D., was born at Oldenburg, Dec. 14, 1658, and became a student of law at the Universities of Leipzig and Jena; graduating at Leipzig, M.A., 1680, LL.D., 1682. In 1682 he became tutor in the faculty of law at Leipzig, and was appointed ordinary professor of law in 1702. After a stroke of paralysis, on June 26, he died at Leipzig, June 29, 1726. The only hymn ascribed to him is:—
Ach komm, du süisser Herzens-Gast. Holy Communion. Included in the Geistreiches Gesang-Buch, Darmstadt, 1698, p. 273, in 17 stanzas, and repeated in the Berlin Geistliche Lieder, ed. 1863, No. 467. The translations are (1) "Ah come, thou my heart's sweetest Guest," as No. 684 in pt. i. of the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754. (2) "Ah! come, Thou mos… Go to person page >
Display Title: Come, Be Our Hearts' Beloved GuestFirst Line: Come, be our hearts' beloved guestTune Title: ACH GOTT UND HERRAuthor: Lueder Mencken; AnonymousMeter: 188.8.131.52 iambicScripture: Luke 19:5; Luke 14:17Date: 1985Subject: Worldwide Communion |Source: Ach komm, du süsser Herzens-Gast; Moravian hymnals from 1784 (alt.), tr.