Herr, mein Hirt, Brunn aller Freuden

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1 Herr, mein Hirt, Brunn aller Freuden!
Du bist mein,
Ich bin Dein –
Niemand kann uns scheiden.
Ich bin Dein, weil Du Dein Leben
Und Dein Blut,
Mir zu gut,
Hast dahingegeben.

2 Nimmer kann ich mehr erbeben.
Deine Huld
Nahm die Schuld,
Gab mir ew'ges Leben.
Freudig darf ich aufwärts schauen,
Hier im Streit,
Not und Leid,
Darf auf Dich ich trauen.

3 Du kannst mich ja nicht mehr lassen,
Deine Lieb,
Die Dich trieb,
Wird mich stets umfassen.
Drum sei Dir auch Preis und Ehre,
Teurer Hort,
Hier und dort
In der Heil'gen Chöre!

Source: Glaubenslieder #55

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. GraEenhainichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was re… Go to person page >

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