Im Namen Gottes reisen wir, Sein heil'ger Engel

Im Namen Gottes reisen wir, Sein heil'ger Engel

Author: Nikolaus Herman
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. Im namen Gottes reisen wir,
Sein heil'ger engel geh' uns für,
Wie sein'm volk in Egyptenland,
Das entging Pharaonis hand.
Kyrie Eleison.

2. Herr! du woll'st unser g'leitsmann sein,
Und mit uns gehen aus und ein,
Und zeigen alle steig' und steg',
Wehre dem unfall auf dem weg'.
Kyrie Eleison.

3. So wird kein berg, noch tiefes thal,
Kein wasser uns irr'n überall,
Fröhlich komm'n wir an unsern ort,
Wenn du uns gnädig hilfest fort.
Kyrie Eleison.

4. Herr Christ! du bist der rechte weg
Zum himmel und der ein'ge steg,
Hilf uns pilgrim' in's vaterland,
Weil du dein blut hast dran gewand't.
Kyrie Eleison.

Source: Kirchen-Gesangbuch: für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #330

Author: Nikolaus Herman

Herman, Nicolaus, is always associated with Joachimsthal in Bohemia, just over the mountains from Saxony. The town was not of importance till the mines began to be extensively worked about 1516. Whether Herman was a native of this place is not known, but he was apparently there in 1518, and was certainly in office there in 1524. For many years he held the post of Master in the Latin School, and Cantor or Organist and Choirmaster in the church. Towards the end of his life he suffered greatly from gout, and had to resign even his post as Cantor a number of years before his death. He died at Joachimsthal, May 3, 1561. (Koch, i. 390-398; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xii. 186-188, &c.) He was a great friend and helper of J. Mathesius (q.v.)… Go to person page >

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Author: Nikolaus Herman

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