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Der Herr thront in dem Himmel

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1 Der Herr thront in dem Himmel
an Seines Vaters Seit',
aus diesem Weltgetümmel
stieg Er zur Herrlichkeit.
Ihr Herzen, macht euch auf!
Wo Jesus hingegangen,
dahin sei das Verlangen,
dahin sei euer Lauf!

2 Wir wissen nun vom Siege,
der unser Haupt erhöht;
wir wissen zur Genüge,
wie man zum Himmel geht.
Der Heiland ging voran,
wird uns zurück nicht lassen,
Er zeigte uns die Straßen,
Er brach uns freie Bahn.

3 Er gibt uns von den Schätzen
der unsichtbaren Welt.
Die sollen uns ergötzen
mit dem, was ewig hält.
Der Herr ist unser Preis,
der Herr ist unsre Freude,
ein Trost in allem Leide,
zu Ihm geht unsre Reis'.

Source: Glaubenslieder #347

Author: Gottfried W. Sacer, 1635-1699

Sacer, Gottfried Wilhelm, son of Andreas Sacer, senior burgomaster of Naumburg, in Saxony, was born atNaumburg, July 11, 1635. He entered the University of Jena in 1653, and remained there for four years as a student of law. He was thereafter for two years secretary to Geheimrath von Platen, in Berlin; and then tutor, first to a son of the Swedish Regierungsrath von Pohlen, and then to the sons of the Saxon Landhauptmann von Bünau. In 1665 he entered the military service under Herr von Mollison, commandant at Lüneberg, at first as regimental secretary, and afterwards as ensign. Soon tiring of this he went to Kiel in 1667, in order to graduate LL.D., but before doing so undertook a tour in Holland and Denmark with some young noblemen from… Go to person page >

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First Line: Der Herr thront in dem Himmel
Author: Gottfried W. Sacer, 1635-1699
Language: German
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2001.

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