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Gleichwie sein Haus der Vogel baut

Gleichwie sein Haus der Vogel baut

Author: Nicolaus Selneccer
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Gleichwie sein Haus der Vogel baut,
die Schwalb auch auf ihr Restlein schaut,
also tracht ich nun ganz und gar,
Herr Jesu Christ, nach dein'm Altar.

2 Hilf mir,o Herr, durchs Jammerthal!
Gieb deinen Dienern überall,
daß sie dein Brünnlein leiten recht,
daß wir behalt'n den Glauben ächt.

3 Viel besser ist, in diner G'men
der Allergringst und wenigst sein,
denn sonst der Herrlichst in der Welt,
voll Reichthum, Glück, Ehr, Gut und Geld.

4 Du bist der Herr, Licht, Sonn und Schild,
giebst Gnad und Ehr, bist gut und mild.
Hilf, Herr, den Glauben in uns mehr
und unser Herz zu dir bekehr!

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #264

Author: Nicolaus Selneccer

Selnecker, Nicolaus, D.D., son of Georg Selnecker (Selneccer, Schellenecker, who was protonotarius to the Nürnberg magistracy, but lived at Hersbruck near Nürnberg) was born at Hersbruck Dec. 5, 1532. In 1536 he was removed to Nürnberg, and became during his school time, when only twelve years old, organist at the chapel in the Kaiserburg there. He went to the university of Wittenberg in 1550 (where he became a favourite pupil of Melanchthon), graduated M.A. on July 31, 1554, and subsequently lectured as a privat-docent, sometimes to 200 students. In the end of 1557 he was appointed second court preacher at Dresden, and tutor to the heir apparent Prince Alexander, having also to supervise the education of the choirboys of the royal chape… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gleichwie sein Haus der Vogel baut
Author: Nicolaus Selneccer
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain


Suggested tune: ERHALT UNS, HERR


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Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #264

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