O grave, where is thy victory

Lord, in thee I place my trust, Thou art my defence and tower

Author: Johann Heermann
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Johann Heermann

Johann Heermann's (b. Raudten, Silesia, Austria, 1585; d. Lissa, Posen [now Poland], 1647) own suffering and family tragedy led him to meditate on Christ's undeserved suffering. The only surviving child of a poor furrier and his wife, Heermann fulfilled his mother's vow at his birth that, if he lived, he would become a pastor. Initially a teacher, Heermann became a minister in the Lutheran Church in Koben in 1611 but had to stop preaching in 1634 due to a severe throat infection. He retired in 1638. Much of his ministry took place during the Thirty Years' War. At times he had to flee for his life and on several occasions lost all his possessions. Although Heermann wrote many of his hymns and poems during these devastating times, his persona… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, in thee I place my trust, Thou art my defence and tower
Title: O grave, where is thy victory
Author: Johann Heermann
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d371

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #768

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #636

Hymns of Devotion #d116

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Hymns of the Church Universal #203

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