Jerusalem, whose towers touch the skies

Translator: Gilbert E. Doan

Born: Sep­tem­ber 14, 1930, Beth­le­hem, Penn­syl­van­ia. Doan was ed­u­cat­ed at Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty (BA 1942); Lu­ther­an The­o­lo­gi­cal Sem­in­a­ry (BD 1955); the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia (MA 1962, though he re­turned it to the school to pro­test their po­lic­ies); and Wag­ner Col­lege (DD, late 1970s). He served as a cam­pus pas­tor in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia (1955-61); North­east­ern Di­rect­or of the Na­tion­al Lu­ther­an Cam­pus Min­is­try; and pastor of the Lu­ther­an Church of the Ho­ly Com­mun­ion, Phil­a­del­phia (1984-95). His works in­clude: The Preach­ing of Fred­er­ick W. Ro­bert­son (ed­it­or), 1964 Renewal in the Pu… Go to person page >

Author: Johannes Matthaeus Meyfart

Meyfart, Johann Matthäus, was born Nov. 9, 1590 at Jena, during a visit which his mother (wife of Pastor Meyfart of Wablwinkel, near Waltershausen, Gotha) was paying to her father. He studied at the Universities of Jena (M.A. 1611; D.D. 1624) and Wittenberg, and was thereafter for some time adjunct of the philosophical faculty at Jena. In 1616, he was appointed professor in the Gymnasium at Coburg and in 1623 director; and during his residence at Coburg was a great moral power. When his colleagues in the Gymnasium made a complaint to the government regarding a dissertation (De disciplina ecclesiastica) which he published in 1633, he accepted the offer of the professorship of theology in the revived University of Erfurt. He entered on his w… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jerusalem, whose towers touch the skies
Translator: Gilbert E. Doan
Author: Johannes Matthaeus Meyfart
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship

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