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Paraphraser (into German): Ignaz Franz (1719-1790)
Ignaz Franz Poland 1719-1790. Born at Protzau, Silesia, he studied in Glaz andf Breslau. In 1742 he became a Roman Catholic priest. He served as chaplain at Gross-Glogau and vicar of Glogau in Silesia. In 1753 he was appointed archpriest at Schlawa, and assessor to the apostolic vicar's office in Breslau in 1766. He also functioned as the Assessor for Theological Affairs at the Apostolic Vicariate. He wrote hymn lyrics and compiled religious music. His works include “Katholisches Gesangbuch” (1744). He died at Breslau.
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GROSSER GOTT was set to the German versification in the Katholisches Gesangbuch (see above). Variants of the tune abound; the version found in the Psalter Hymnal came from Johann Schicht's Allgem…
Display Title: Grand Dieu, nous te bénissonsFirst Line: Grand Dieu, nous te bénissonsTune Title: GROSSER GOTTAuthor: Ignaz Franz (1719-1790); Henri-Louis Empeytaz (1790-1853)Meter: 78 78 77Date: 1998Subject: Communion of Saints | ; Martyrs | ; Praise of God | ; Trinity | ; You are God (Te Deum) |Source: You Are God (Te Deum, Latin hymn, 400?)