How great, Almighty, is thy kindness

Author: Christian F. Gellert

Gellert, Christian Fürchtegott, son of Christian Gellert, pastor at Hainichen in the Saxon Harz, near Freiberg, was born at Hainichen, July 4, 1715. In 1734 he entered the University of Leipzig as a student of theology, and after completing his course acted for some time as assistant to his father. But then, as now, sermons preached from manuscript were not tolerated in the Lutheran Church, and as his memory was treacherous, he found himself compelled to try some other profession. In 1739 he became domestic tutor to the sons of Herr von Lüttichau, near Dresden, and in 1741 returned to Leipzig to superintend the studies of a nephew at the University. He also resumed his own studies. He graduated M.A. 1744; became in 1745 private tutor or l… Go to person page >

Translator: Margarete Münsterberg

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Text Information

First Line: How great, Almighty, is thy kindness
Author: Christian F. Gellert
Translator: Margarete Münsterberg (1917)

Tune

WIE GROSS IST DES ALLMÄCHT'GEN GÜTE

DIE TUGEND WIRD is derived from the more ornamented version found in Johann Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), where it was used as a setting for "Die Tugend wird am Kreus geubet." The tune is a rounded bar form (AABA) with harmony suited to part singing. Congregational singin…

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Instances

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The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #516
The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d128
The Pioneer Hymnal #d92



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