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Ich ruehme mich einzig der blutigen Wunden

Ich ruehme mich einzig der blutigen Wunden

Author: Johann Caspar Schade
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Johann Caspar Schade

Schade, Johann Caspar, son of Jakob Schad or Schade, pastor and decan at Kühndorf, near Suhl, in Thuriugia, was born at Kühndorf, Jan. 18, 1666. He entered the University of Leipzig in 1685 (where he became a great friend of A. H. Francke), and then went to Wittenberg, where he graduated M.A. in 1687. On his return to Leipzig he began to hold Bible readings for the students. This soon raised ill-will against him among the Leipzig professors, and when, in 1690, he was invited to become diaconus at Würzen, near Leipzig, they interfered and prevented his settlement. In 1691 he was invited to become diaconus of St. Nicholas's church, at Berlin (where P. J. Spener had just become probst, or chief pastor), and entered on his work there on the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ich ruehme mich einzig der blutigen Wunden
Author: Johann Caspar Schade


Ich rühme mich einzig der blutigen Wunden. [Love to Christ.] These words are given on the frontispiece of the Herrnhut Gesang-Buch, 1735, as the motto of that collection. They are not however by N. L. von Zinzendorf, but are taken from stanza ii. of a hymn beginning "Ach alles was Himmel und Erde umschliesset," which is No. 847 in the Vollständiges Gesang-Buch, Hamburg and Ratzeburg, 1679, in 8 stanza of 4 lines, and repeated as No. 69 in Porst's Gesang-Buch, ed., 1855. Translated as:— "I glory in nothing, but in the Wounds bloody," as No. 632, in pt. i. of the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754. In the 1789 and later eds. (1886, No. 451) it begins, "I'll glory in nothing but only in Jesus." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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