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Du bist des Herzens wahre Freude

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1 Du bist des Herzens wahre Freude,
Der Seele reinstes Lebenslicht,
Bist, Herr, auch meine Lust und Weide,
Mein Trost und meine Zuversicht.
Denn alles, was das Herz erquickt,
Wird, Jesu, nur in Dir erblickt.

2 Du bist mir wunderbar gewogen
Und bleibest es in Ewigkeit,
Du hast mich herrlich angezogen
Mit Deinem Schmuck und Ehrenkleid.
Du nährest mich mit Himmelsbrot,
Du tröstest mich in jeder Not.

3 Dein treues Herz kann mich nicht lassen,
Dein starker Arm bewahret mich,
Stets wird mich Deine Lieb' umfassen,
Ich stütze mich, o Herr, auf Dich.
So lang ich wall' im Fremdlingsort
Bleibst Du mein Stab, mein Fels, mein Hort.

4 Wir bleiben ewig ungeschieden,
Es trennet uns kein Kreuz, kein Tod,
Bald führst Du aus Kampf hienieden
Mich hin zu Dir aus aller Not.
Dann werd' ich, was mein Glaube fand,
Erkennen, wie ich bin erkannt.

Source: Glaubenslieder #84

Author: Johann Ludwig Konrad Allendorf, 1693-1773

Allendorf, Johann Ludwig Konrad, b. Feb. 9, 1693, at Josbach, near Marburg, Hesse, where his father was pastor. He entered the University of Giessen in 1711, but in 1713 passed on to Halle to study under Francke, and then, in 1717, became tutor in the family of Count Henkel of Odersberg. In 1723 he became tutor to the family of Count Erdmann v. Promnitz at Sorau, and in 1724 was appointed Lutheran Court preacher at Cothen, when one of the Count's daughters was married to the Prince of Anhalt-Cothen. After the death of his first wife the Prince married her younger sister, but the latter, dying in 1750, the need for a Lutheran Court preacher ceased, he being of the Reformed Confession. Allendorf was then summoned by Count Christian Ernst v. S… Go to person page >

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First Line: Du bist des Herzens wahre Freude
Author: Johann Ludwig Konrad Allendorf, 1693-1773
Language: German
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2001.


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