Encarga a Dios Tu Rumbo

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. Gräfenheinichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was r… Go to person page >

Translator: M. G. H. Schmidt

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Text Information

First Line: Encarga a Dios el rumbo
Title: Encarga a Dios Tu Rumbo
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Translator: M. G. H. Schmidt
Language: Spanish



First published in Enchiridivm Etlicher Deutschen und Lateinischen Gesengen mit 4 Stimmen (Frankfort, 1603). The tune was originally set the the text "Lobet Gott unsern Herren" and it was known by that name until it started to be paired with Gerhardt's hymn in Praxis Pietatis Melica (1653). See Joha…

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