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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Dankt dem Herrn heut und allezeit

Dankt dem Herrn heut und allezeit

Author: Nicolaus Herrmann
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Dankt dem Herrn heut und allezeit,
groß ist sein' Güt' und Mildigkeit,
all's Fleisch Er speiset und erhält,
denn sein Geschöpf Ihm wohlgefällt.

2 Wenn über uns sein Antlitz leucht't,
der Reg'n und Thau die Erd' befeucht't,
alsdenn wächst alles laub und Gras,
sein Werk treibt Er ohn' Unterlaß.

3 Wenn Er aufthut sein' wilde Hand,
so wächst die Füll' in allem Land,
daß sich des freuet jedermann,
kein Mensch noch Vieh darf Mangel han.

4 Er hat kein' Lust am starken Held,
kein Pracht noch macht Ihm wohlgefällt;
es ist sein Will', daß man Ihm trau',
von ganzem Herzen auf Ihn bau'.

5 Billig wird Er von uns gepreist,
daß Er uns reichlich hat gespeist,
Vater, für Deine Gütigkeit,
sag;n wir Dir Dank in Ewigkeit.

6 Ach Herr! gieb uns ein fruchtbar Jahr,
den lieben Kornbau uns bewahr!
vor Theurung, Hunger, Seuch und Streit,
behüt uns, Herr, zu aller Zeit.

7 Unser lieber Vater Du bist,
weil Christus unser Bruder ist;
drum trauen wir allein auf Dich,
und woll'n Dich preisen ewiglich.

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.) #369

Author: Nicolaus Herrmann

Herman, Nicolaus, is always associated with Joachimsthal in Bohemia, just over the mountains from Saxony. The town was not of importance till the mines began to be extensively worked about 1516. Whether Herman was a native of this place is not known, but he was apparently there in 1518, and was certainly in office there in 1524. For many years he held the post of Master in the Latin School, and Cantor or Organist and Choirmaster in the church. Towards the end of his life he suffered greatly from gout, and had to resign even his post as Cantor a number of years before his death. He died at Joachimsthal, May 3, 1561. (Koch, i. 390-398; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xii. 186-188, &c.) He was a great friend and helper of J. Mathesius (q.v.)… Go to person page >

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Author: Nicolaus Herrmann


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Evangelisch-Lutherisches Gesang-Buch #369

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