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Gleichwie sich fein

Translator: Johann Major

Major, Johann, son of Johann Gross (Latinised to Major), farmer at Reinstedt, near Orlainünde, in Thuringia, was born at Reinstedt, Dec. 26, 1564. In 1592 he was ordained as diaconus at Weimar, and in 1605 became pastor and superintendent at Jena. In 1611 he was appointed professor at Jena (D.D., July 1612), and died there Jan. 4, 1654. (J. C. Zeumer's Vitae Professorum . . . in Academia Jenensi, 1711, i., p. 117, &c.) His name is associated with the hymn "Ach Gott und Herr," which is noted under Rutilius, M., p. 982, ii. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Author: St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux, saint, abbot, and doctor, fills one of the most conspicuous positions in the history of the middle ages. His father, Tecelin, or Tesselin, a knight of great bravery, was the friend and vassal of the Duke of Burgundy. Bernard was born at his father's castle on the eminence of Les Fontaines, near Dijon, in Burgundy, in 1091. He was educated at Chatillon, where he was distinguished for his studious and meditative habits. The world, it would be thought, would have had overpowering attractions for a youth who, like Bernard, had all the advantages that high birth, great personal beauty, graceful manners, and irresistible influence could give, but, strengthened in the resolve by night visions of his mother (who had died in 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gleichwie sich fein
Translator: Johann Major
Author: St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Suggested tune: ACH GOTT UND HERR

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