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Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit

Representative Text

1 Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit,
groß ist deine Barmherzigkeit,
aller ding ein Schöpfer und Regierer.
Eleison, Elieson.

2 Christe, aller Welt Trost,
uns Sünder allein du hast erlöst.
O Jesu, Gottes Sohn,
unser Mittler bist im höchsten Thron;
zu dir schreien wir aus Herzensbegier,
Eleison, Eleison.

3 Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist,
tröst, stärk uns im Glauben allermeist;
daß wir am letzten End
fröhlich abscheiden aus diesem Elend,
Eleison, Eleison.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #21

Translator: Johann Spangenberg

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Text Information

First Line: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit
Latin Title: Kyrie Fons bonitatis
Translator: Johann Spangenberg
Language: German
Notes: English translation: "Kyrie, Lord, Father, eternal God"
Copyright: Public Domain


Suggested tune: KRYRIE, GOTT VATER

Kyrie! Gott Vater in Ewigkeit. [Public Worship.] A recast of the Kyrie summura ("Kyrie fons bonitatis"), sung in mediaeval times on Festivals from Trinity to Christmas, and found in a 12th century manuscript in the British Museum (Reg. 2 B. iv. f. 126.) It was printed apparently at Wittenberg, in 1541, and thence in Wackernagel, iii. p. 226, in 3 stanzas of unequal length; repeated in the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, No. 176. Two "Kyries" by Johann Spangenberg, somewhat resembling this, are given by Wackernagel, iii. p. 928. Translated as:— "O Lord God the Father for evermore." A good and full version by A. T. Russell, as No. 14 in his Psalms & Hymns, 1851. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #178d

Include 23 pre-1979 instances
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