Gott rufet noch, sollt ich nicht endlich hören

Gott rufet noch, sollt ich nicht endlich hören

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen
Published in 27 hymnals

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen

Tersteegen, Gerhard, a pious and useful mystic of the eighteenth century, was born at Mörs, Germany, November 25, 1697. He was carefully educated in his childhood, and then apprenticed (1715) to his older brother, a shopkeeper. He was religiously inclined from his youth, and upon coming of age he secured a humble cottage near Mühlheim, where he led a life of seclusion and self-denial for many years. At about thirty years of age he began to exhort and preach in private and public gatherings. His influence became very great, such was his reputation for piety and his success in talking, preaching, and writing concerning spiritual religion. He wrote one hundred and eleven hymns, most of which appeared in his Spiritual Flower Garden (1731). He… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gott rufet noch, sollt ich nicht endlich hören
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen

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Gott rufet noch, sollt ich nicht endlich hören. G. Tersteegen. [Advent .] A beautiful hymn on God's gracious call to turn to Him; and what our answer should be. Founded on Psalm xcv. 7. First published in the 2nd edition, 1735, of his Geistliches Blumengärtlein, Book iii., No. 52, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, entitled, "Today if ye will hear His voice." Included as No. 629 in the Berlin Geistliche Lieder, edition 1863. Translated as:—
God calling yet!—and shall I never hearken! A good translation by Mrs. Findlater, omitting stanzas vii., viii., in the 2nd Ser., 1855, of the Hymns from the Land of Luther. p. 58 (1884, p. 116); and repeated as No. 553 in Holy Song, 1869. In America it has been somewhat widely used in the form given to it in the Andover Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, No. 556. Here the translation of stanza v. was omitted and the rest reduced to L.M., beginning, "God calling yet!—shall I not hear." The text of 1858 has been adopted in full in the Dutch Reformed Hymns of the Church , 1869 ; Baptist Hymn Book, 1871; Presbyterian Hymns, 1874; Hymns & Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874; Methodist Episcopal Collection, 1878; and others. Omitting stanza iv. it appears in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872; Oberlin Manual, 1880; Church Praise Book, 1882, &c. In the Pennsylvania Lutheran Church Book, 1868, the full text of 1858 is included, with the addition of a recast of stanza v. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #aad37

Das Christliche Gesang-Buch #d82

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Das Geistliche Saitenspiel #137

Das kleine Davidische Psalterspiel der Kinder Zions. 3 verm. aufl. #ad37

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Deutsches Gesang- und Choralbuch #a285

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #285

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #285

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Die Gemeinschaftliche Liedersammlung #112

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Die Gemeinschaftliche Liedersammlung #112

Die kleine Lieder Sammlung, oder Auszug aus dem Psalterspiel der Kinder Zions. 1 aufl. #d37

Die kleine Lieder-Sammlung, oder Auszug aus dem Psalterspiel der Kinder Zion's. 8 verm. aufl. #aad37

Die kleine Lieder-Sammlung, oder Auszug aus dem Psalterspiel der Kinder Zions ... #ad37

Die kleine Lieder-Sammlung, oder Auszug aus dem Psalterspiel der Kinder Zions. 4 aufl. #ad37

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Die Psalmen Davids #226

Eine Sammlung von Geistlichen, Lieblichen Liedern aus verschiedenen Gesangbuecher gesammelt ... #d74

Eine Sammlung von Psalmen, Lobgesaengen, und Geistlichen Liedern #d90

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Gesangbuch in Mennoniten-Gemeinden in Kirche und Haus #188

Herzens Opfer, eine Sammlung geistreicher Lieder, aus den mehrsten jetzt ueblichen Gesangbuecher ... #d79

Reformirtes Gesangbuch erste Auflage #d78

Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch #B10

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Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch #B10

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