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Grosser Gott, wir loben Dich

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1 Großer Gott, wir loben dich!
Herr, wie preisen deine Stärke!
Vor dir beugt der Erde sich,
und bewundert deine Werke!
Wie du warft vor aller Zeit,
so bleibst du in Ewigkeit.

2 Alles, was dich preisen kann,
Cherubim und Seraphim,
Stimmen dir ein Loblied an;
Alle Engle, die dir dienen,
Rufen dir in selger Ruh:
Heilig, heilig, heilig! zu.

3 Heilig, Herr Gott Zebaoth!
Heilig, Herr der Kriegesheere!
Starker Helfer in der Noth!
Himmel, Erde, Luft und Meere
Sind erfüllt von deinem Ruhm,
Alles ist dein Eigenthum.

4 Der Apostel heilger Chor,
Der Propheten große Menge,
Schickt zu deinem Thron empor
Neue Lob- und Dankgesänge!
Der Blutzeugen große Schaar
Lobt und preist dich immerdar.

5 Auf dem ganzen Erdenkreis
Loben Große und auch Kleine
Dich, Gott Vater, dir zum Preis
Singt die heilige Gemeine.
Sie verehrt auf seinem Thron
Deinen eingebornen Sohn.

6 Sie verehrt den Heilgen Geist,
Welcher uns mit seinen Lehren
Und mit Troste kräftig speist;
Der, o König aller Ehren!
Der mit dir, Herr Jesu Christ,
Und dem Vater ewig ist!

7 Herr, erbarm, erbarme dich!
Auf uns, komme, Herr, dein Segen!
Deine Güte zeige sich
Allen der Verheißung wegen!
Auf dich hoffen wir allein;
Laß uns nicht verloren sein!


Source: Kleines Gesang- und Gebetbuch #77

Translator: Peter Ritter

Peter Ritter; b. 1760, Mannheim; d. 1846 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Grosser Gott, wir loben Dich
Translator: Peter Ritter
Author: St. Ambrose
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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GROSSER GOTT (11171)

Also known as: FRAMINGHAM GROSSNER GROSSER GOTT HALLE HUNGARIAN MELODY LAUDAMUS PARIS PASCHAL STILLORGAN 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…

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