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Der Pilger aus der Ferne

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1 Der Pilger aus der Ferne
zieht seiner Heimath zu;
dort leuchten seiner Sterne,
dort sucht er seine Ruh.

2 Sein Sehnen geht hinüber,
Sein Liebstes liegt im Grab;
Dir Blumen wachsen brüder,
Die Blumen fallen ab.

3 Der von dem Honigseime
Der Ewigkeit geschmeckt,
Der Pilger ist daheime,
Nur wenn das Grab ihn deckt.

4 Drum weckt ihn ach hinieden
Das Heimweh früh und spät;
Er sucht dort oben Frieden,
Wohin sein Sehnen geht.

Source: Kleines Gesang- und Gebetbuch #69

Author: Chr. G. Barth

Barth, Christian Gottlob, son of C. F. Barth, house painter in Stuttgart, was born at Stuttgart, July 31,1799. He studied at Tubingen, where he was the principal founder of the Missionary Society, and was only restrained by his mother's entreaties from offering himself as a missionary. He became, in 1821, assistant at Neckarweihingen and Dornham, and, in 1822, curate in charge of Effringen and Schönbrunn, near Nagold. In 1824 he was appointed pastor of Möttlingen, near Calw, but resigned his charge in 1838, and settled in Calw, receiving in the same year the degree of D.D. from the University.of Greifswald. He died at Calw of apoplexy, Nov. 12, 1862. At Calw he devoted himself as a writer and preacher to children, as a preacher and writer… Go to person page >



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Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #246

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Jugendharfe #304


Kleines Gesang- und Gebetbuch #69

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Liederkranz für Sonntags-Schulen und Jugend-Vereine #160

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Sonntags-Schul-Harfe #109

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Sonntagsschul-Gesangbuch der Reformirten Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten #204

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