Lord God! to Thee be Blessing

Author: Georg Blaurock

Georg Blaurock was one of the first Anabaptists. Along with Conrad Grebel and Felix Manz he co-founded the Swiss Brethren in Zurich. His real name was Jörg vom Hause Jakob (Georg from the house of Jacob) but was known by various names, including Georg Jakobie, and Bleurond and Weissmantel but he became best known as Georg Blaurock. He was born in 1491 in Bonaduz in Graubünden, Switzerland. He attended the University of Leipzig and served as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. By 1524 he had left the priesthood; he came to Zurich at that time to meet with Ulrich Zwingli but he became interested in the more radical followers of Zwingli who rejected the mass, images, infant baptism and anything which did not have Biblical support. He was… Go to person page >

Translator: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition of hymn singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord God! to Thee be blessing
Title: Lord God! to Thee be Blessing
German Title: Herr Gott! dich will ich loben
Author: Georg Blaurock
Translator: John J. Overholt (1971)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.8.7.6
Source: the 16th Century Anabaptist Ausbund, Hymn No. 30, from
Language: English
Copyright: Translation Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #417

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