God, thou art my Rock of strength

God, thou art my Rock of strength

Author: August Hermann Francke
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: August Hermann Francke

Francke, August Hermann, son of Johann Francke, a lawyer in Lubeck, was born at Lubeck, March 22, 1663. He studied at the Universities of Erfurt, Kiel, and Leipzig, graduated M.A. at Leipzig, 1685, and thereafter lectured on Biblical subjects at Leipzig for some time. About Michaelmas, 1687, he went to L√ľneburg to work under the pious superintendent C. H. Sandhagen; and there while composing his first sermon (on St. John xx. 31) he underwent that change which made him call L√ľneburg his spiritual birthplace. After spending the greater part of 1688 at Hamburg, he stayed two months with P. J. Spener at Dresden, and then returned about Lent, 1689, to Leipzig, where he resumed his Biblical lectures until the old orthodox party procured an edic… Go to person page >

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First Line: God, thou art my Rock of strength
Author: August Hermann Francke

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Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d87

Hymns of the Ages: selections from Lyra Catholica, Germanica, Apostolica and Other Sources #d36

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