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Du, unser Herr und Haupt der Deinen

Du, unser Herr und Haupt der Deinen

Author: Karl Bernhard Garve (1825)
Tune: [Du, unser Herr und Haupt der Deinen]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Du, unser Herr und Haupt der Deinen,
nach deinem Heil verlangen wir;
komm, durch den Geist uns zu vereinen,
mach uns zu einem Geist mit Dir!

2 Dein sind wir! Nicht uns selbst zu leben,
dein Werk zu treiben leben wir,
Dir rege sich all unser Streben,
all unser Wirken wirke Dir!

3 Dein Kreuz zu tragen, Herr, uns lehre,
des Kreuzes Schmach ist Seligkeit;
nicht unsre, nein, nur Deine Ehre
sei unser Ziel zu aller Zeit.

4 Komm, tu uns an mit Deinen Kräften,
zeig uns, was jeder wirken soll!
Brauch uns zu Deines Reichs Geschäften,
es sind die kleinsten ehrenvoll!

5 O daß Dein Ruhm die Welt durchdringe,
o daß durch Deiner Diener Hand
der Gnade Sieg an Sieg gelinge
bis an den letzten Erdenrand!

6 Gib, daß Dein Reich verbreitet werde,
so weit das Licht der Sonnen scheint,
bis daß ein Hirt und eine Herde
vor Gott sind ewiglich vereint!

Source: Glaubenslieder #357

Author: Karl Bernhard Garve

Garve, Carl Bernhard, was born Jan. 24, 1763, at Jeinsen, near Hannover, where his father was a farmer. He was educated at the Moravian schools in Zeist, and Neuwied, at their Pädagogium at Niesky, and their Seminary at Barby. In 1784 he was appointed one of the tutors at Niesky, and in 1789 at Barby; but as his philosophical lectures were thought rather unsettling in their tendency, he was sent, in 1797, to arrange the documents of the archive at Zeist. After his ordination as diaconus of the Moravian church, he was appointed, in 1799, preacher at Amsterdam; in 1801 at Ebersdorf (where he was also inspector of the training school); in 1809 at Berlin; and in 1816 at Neusalza on the Oder. Feeling the burden of years and infirmities he resig… Go to person page >

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First Line: Du, unser Herr und Haupt der Deinen
Author: Karl Bernhard Garve (1825)
Language: German
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2001.


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