Danksagen wir alle Gott

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1 Danksagen wir alle Gott
unserm Herrn Christo,
der uns mit seinem Wort
hat erleuchtet und uns erlöset
hat mit seiner Geburt
von des Teufels Gewalt.

2 Dem sollen wir alle
mit einen Engeln loben
mit Schalle, singen
"Preis sei Gott in der Höhe!"



Source: Evangelisch-Lutherisches Gesang-Buch: worin die gebräuchlichsten alten Kirchen-Lieder Dr. M.Lutheri und anderer reinen lehrer und zeugen Gottes, zur Befoederung der wahren ... (2. verm. Aus.) #24

Translator: Erasmus Alber

Alber, Erasmus, son of Tileman Alber, afterwards pastor at Engelroth, was born at Sprendlingen c. 1500. After studying at Wittenberg under Luther and Melanchthon, he became, in 1525, schoolmaster at St. Ursel, near Frankfurt-am-Main, and in 1527 at Heldenbergen, in Hesse Darmstadt. In 1528 he was appointed by the Landgrave Philip of Hesse pastor at Sprendlingen and Götzenhain, where he devoted himself specially to the children of his charge. After 11 years' service he was appointed by the Elector Joachim of Brandenburg court preacher at Berlin, but proving too faithful for the court, was, in 1541, removed as chief pastor to Neu Brandenburg. In 1542 he became pastor at Stade, in Wetteravia, and while there received, in 1513, the degree of D… Go to person page >

Author: Pope Gregory I

Gregory I., St., Pope. Surnamed The Great. Was born at Rome about A.D. 540. His family was distinguished not only for its rank and social consideration, but for its piety and good works. His father, Gordianus, said to have been the grandson of Pope Felix II. or III., was a man of senatorial rank and great wealth; whilst his mother, Silvia, and her sisters-in-law, Tarsilla and Aemiliana, attained the distinction of canonization. Gregory made the best use of his advantages in circumstances and surroundings, so far as his education went. "A saint among saints," he was considered second to none in Rome in grammar, rhetoric, and logic. In early life, before his father's death, he became a member of the Senate; and soon after he was thirty and ac… Go to person page >

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First Line: Danksagen wir alle Gott
Latin Title: Grates nun omnes
Translator: Erasmus Alber (1553)
Author: Pope Gregory I (604)
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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