Neues Leben

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen

Tersteegen, Gerhard, a pious and useful mystic of the eighteenth century, was born at Mörs, Germany, November 25, 1697. He was carefully educated in his childhood, and then apprenticed (1715) to his older brother, a shopkeeper. He was religiously inclined from his youth, and upon coming of age he secured a humble cottage near Mühlheim, where he led a life of seclusion and self-denial for many years. At about thirty years of age he began to exhort and preach in private and public gatherings. His influence became very great, such was his reputation for piety and his success in talking, preaching, and writing concerning spiritual religion. He wrote one hundred and eleven hymns, most of which appeared in his Spiritual Flower Garden (1731). He… Go to person page >



NEW BRITAIN (also known as AMAZING GRACE) was originally a folk tune, probably sung slowly with grace notes and melodic embellishments. Typical of the Appalachian tunes from the southern United States, NEW BRITAIN is pentatonic with melodic figures that outline triads. It was first published as a hy…

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Choral Harmonie #50

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Choral Harmonie #99b

Deutsches Gesangbuch der Bisch. Methodisten-Kirche #d134

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Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch #158

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Die allgemeine Lieder-Sammlung zum privat und öffentlichen Gottes-Dienst #172

Die neue Harmonie, oder eine Neue Sammlung von Kirken-Musik #d22

Die Union Choral Harmonie #d43

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Frohe Botschaft in Liedern #114

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Gemeinschafts-Lieder. 7th ed. #303

Gesang und Melodienbuch #d147

Glaubens-Lieder #d133

Sammlung von geistlichen Liedern ... kirchlicher und haeuslichen Gottesdienst #d70

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