I Stand Beside Thy Manger Here

I stand beside Thy manger here

Author: Paul Gerhardt; Translator: Harold R. Vetter (1994)
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Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. Gräfenheinichen, 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 r… Go to person page >

Translator: Harold R. Vetter

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Text Information

First Line: I stand beside Thy manger here
Title: I Stand Beside Thy Manger Here
German Title: Ich steh an deiner Krippen
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Translator: Harold R. Vetter (1994)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1994 Harold R. Vetter, used by permission.


Small Church Music #6859
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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #129


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