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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Jesu deiner zu gedenken

Translator: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

Zinzendorf, Count Nicolaus Ludwig, the founder of the religious community of Herrnhut and the apostle of the United Brethren, was born at Dresden May 26, 1700. It is not often that noble blood and worldly wealth are allied with true piety and missionary zeal. Such, however, was the case with Count Zinzendorf. Spener, the father of Pietism, was his godfather; and Franke, the founder of the famous Orphan House, in Halle, was for several years his tutor. In 1731 Zinzendorf resigned all public duties and devoted himself to missionary work. He traveled extensively on the Continent, in Great Britain, and in America, preaching "Christ, and him crucified," and organizing societies of Moravian brethren. John Wesley is said to have been under obligat… Go to person page >

Author: Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux, saint, abbot, and doctor, fills one of the most conspicuous positions in the history of the middle ages. His father, Tecelin, or Tesselin, a knight of great bravery, was the friend and vassal of the Duke of Burgundy. Bernard was born at his father's castle on the eminence of Les Fontaines, near Dijon, in Burgundy, in 1091. He was educated at Chatillon, where he was distinguished for his studious and meditative habits. The world, it would be thought, would have had overpowering attractions for a youth who, like Bernard, had all the advantages that high birth, great personal beauty, graceful manners, and irresistible influence could give, but, strengthened in the resolve by night visions of his mother (who had died in 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesu deiner zu gedenken
Latin Title: Jesu, dulcis memoria
Translator: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Author: Bernard of Clairvaux
Language: German

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #160

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #160

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #318

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Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Br├╝dergemeinen in Nord Amerika (Neue vermehrte Aufl.) #331

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Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Kirche #380

Gesangbuch zum Gebrauch der Evangelischen Bruedergemeinen #d266

Kirchenbuch der Ev.- Luth.-Christus Gemeinde, in New York #d449

Lieder fuer Kinder Gottes zur Erbauung, Ermahnung und Einladung #d102

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