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Gelobet sei der Herr, Mein Gott, mein Licht, mein Leben

Gelobet sei der Herr, Mein Gott, mein Licht, mein Leben

Author: Johann Olearius
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Gelobet sei der Herr,
mein Gott, mein Licht, mein Leben,
mein Schöpfer, der mir hat
mein Lieb und Seel gegeben,
mein Vater, der mich schützt
von Muterleibe an
der alle Augenblick
viel Guts an mir gethan.

2 Gelobet sei der Herr,
mein Gott, mein Heil, mein Leben,
des Vaters liebster Sohn,
der sich für mich gegeben,
der mich erlöset hat
mit seinem theuren Blut,
der mir im Glauben schenkt
das allerhöchste Gut.

3 Gelobet sei der Herr,
mein Gott, mein Trost, mein Leben,
der Vaters werther Geist,
den mir der Sohn gegeben,
der mir mein Herz erquickt,
der mir giebt neue Kraft,
der mir in aller Noth
Rath, Trost und Hülfe schafft.

4 Gelobet sei der Herr,
mein Gott, der ewig lebet,
den Alles lobet, was
in allen Lüften schwebet;
gelobet sei der Herr,
deß Namen heilig heißt,
Gott Vater, Gott der Sohn
und Gott der werthe Geist.

5 Dem wir das Heilig jetzt
mit Freuden lassen klingen
und mit der Engel Schaar
das Heilig! Heilig! singen,
den herzlich lobt und priest
die ganze Christenheit,
gelobet sie mein Gott
in alle Ewigkeit.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #40

Author: Johann Olearius

Olearius, Johannes, son of Johann Olearius, pastor of St. Mary's Church and superintendent at Halle, was born at Halle, Sept. 17, (N.S.) 1611. He entered the University of Wittenberg in 1629 (M.A. 1632, D.D. 1643], where he became lecturer, and, in 1635, adjunct of the philosophical faculty. In 1637 he became Superintendent at Querfurt; and, in 1643, was appointed by Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels as his chief court preacher, and private chaplain at Halle, where he became in 1657 Kirchenrath, and in 1664 General Superintendent. When, on the death of Duke August in 1680, the administration of Magdeburg fell to the Elector of Brandenburg, Duke Johann Adolf gave Olearius similar appointments at Weissenfels, which he held till his death on… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gelobet sei der Herr, Mein Gott, mein Licht, mein Leben
Author: Johann Olearius
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain


Suggested tune: NUN DANKET