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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Herr, öffne mir die Herzenstür

Herr, öffne mir die Herzenstür

Author: Johannes Olearius
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Herr, öffne mir die Herzenstür,
zeuch mein Herz durch dein Wort zu dir,
laß mich dein Wort bewahren rein,
laß mich dein Kind und Erbe sein!

2 Dein Wort bewegt des Herzens Grund;
dein Wort macht Leib und Seel' gesund;
dein Wort ist, das mein Herz erfreut,
dein Wort gibt Trost und Seligkeit.

3 Ehr' sei dem Vater und dem Sohn,
dem Heil'gen Geist in Einem Thron;
der heiligen Dreieinigkeit
sei Lob und Preis in Ewigkeit.

Source: Kleines Gesang- und Gebetbuch #2

Author: Johannes Olearius

Johannes Olearius (b. Halle, Germany, 1611; d. Weissenfels, Germany, 1684) Born into a family of Lutheran theologians, Olearius received his education at the University of Wittenberg and later taught theology there. He was ordained a Lutheran pastor and appointed court preacher to Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels in Halle and later to Duke Johann Adolph in Weissenfels. Olearius wrote a commentary on the entire Bible, published various devotional books, and produced a translation of the Imitatio Christi by Thomas a Kempis. In the history of church music Olearius is mainly remembered for his hymn collection, which was widely used in Lutheran churches. Bert Polman… Go to person page >


Suggested tune: ERHALT UNS HERR



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #274

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Kirchen-Gesangbuch für Evang.-Lutherische Gemeinden #5

Kirchenbuch der Ev.- Luth.-Christus Gemeinde, in New York #d333

Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #d199

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #4

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #4

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #4


Kleines Gesang- und Gebetbuch #2

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Muntere Lieder #6

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d258

Unser Liederhort. I Teil. Sammlung auserlesener Lieder ... #d111

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