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Here I can firmly rest

Representative Text

1 Here I can firmly rest;
I dare to boast of this,
That God the highest and the Best,
My Friend and Father is.

2 From dangerous snares He saves:
Where'er He bids me go
He checks the storms and calms the waves,
Nor lets aught work me woe.

3 At cost of all I have,
At cost of life and limb,
I cling to God, who yet shall save:
I will not turn from Him.

4 The world may fail and flee;
Thou, God, my Father art!
Not fire, nor sword, nor plague, from Thee
My trusting soul shall part.

5 No joys that angels know;
No throne or wide-spread fame,
No love or loss, no fear or woe,
No grief of heart or shame--

6 Man cannot aught conceive,
Of pleasure or of harm,
That e'er shall tempt my soul to leave
Her refuge in Thine arm.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #425

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gräfenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

Tune

BRADEN


FERGUSON


SILVER STREET

Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street. - From T…

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Timeline

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #691

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #374

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Carmina Sanctorum #374

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Church Book #425

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Church Book #425

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Church Harmonies #274

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #169

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #169

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #460

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d247

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #436

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #436

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #543

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Hymns for the Church #256

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Hymns for the Church on Earth #326

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #745

Hymns of Worship and Service #d171

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Hymns of Worship and Service #324

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #324

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #256

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Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #256

Hymns of Worship and Service. College ed. #d114

Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d122

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Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs #181

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Laudes Domini #447

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Laudes Domini #853

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Laudes Domini #436

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Life-Time Hymns #238a

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Montreat Hymns #181

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New Manual of Praise #380

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1317

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #918

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Songs for the Sanctuary #919

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Songs for the Sanctuary #919

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Songs for the Sanctuary #919

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #919

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #214

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Songs of Praise with Tunes #261

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Songs of the Church #547

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The Book of Worship #387

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #380

The Christian Hymnist #d196

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The Church Hymnary #657

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d258

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The New Laudes Domini #911

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The People's Hymnal #361

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #222b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d364

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d198

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d155

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Worship in Song #454

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