Ew'ge Weisheit, Jesu Christ

Ew'ge Weisheit, Jesu Christ

Author: Gottfried Arnold
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Gottfried Arnold

Arnold, Gottfried, son of Gottfried Arnold, sixth master of the Town School of Annaberg in the Saxon Harz, born at Annaberg Sept. 5, 1666. His life was varied and eventful, and although much of it had little to do with hymnody from an English point of view, yet his position in German Hymnology is such as to necessitate an extended notice, which, through pressure of space, must be (typographically) compressed. After passing through the Town School and the Gymnasium at Gera, he matriculated in 1685 at the University of Wittenberg—where he found the strictest Lutheran orthodoxy in doctrine combined with the loosest of living. Preserved by his enthusiasm for study from the grosser vices of his fellows, turning to contemplate the lives of t… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ew'ge Weisheit, Jesu Christ
Author: Gottfried Arnold
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Ew'ge Weisheit, Jesu Christ. [Love to Christ.] Founded on Canticles viii. 6, and first published 1700 as above, No. 68 (Ehmann's edition 1856, p. 128), in 18 stanzas of 4 lines, and included as No. 504 in Freylinghausen's Gesang-Buch 1704. Translated as "Christ, thou'rt Wisdom unto me," No. 685 in pt. i. of the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754. - John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Andachtsklaenge: eine Sammlung gewaewlter Gesaenge fuer gottesdienstliche Uebungen #d36

Davidisches Psalter-Spiel der Kinder Zions #d221

Gebet- und Danklieder, Nr. 2, fuer Erweckungs- und Gebetsversammlung #d49

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