Lord of life, now sweetly slumber

Author: Christian Ignatius LaTrobe

Born: February 12, 1758, Fulneck (near Leeds), Yorkshire, England. Died: May 6, 1836, Liverpool, England. La Trobe, Christian Ignatius, eldest son of Benjamin La Trobe, was born at the Moravian Settlement, Fulneck, Leeds, Yorkshire, Feb. 12, 1758, and educated in England and at the Brethren's College, Niesky, Silesia. Taking orders in the Moravian Church, he became in 1784 Secretary to their Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, and in 1795 Secretary to the Unity of the Brethren in England. He died at Fairfield, near Liverpool, May 6, 1836. He is best known through his Selection of Sacred Music, in six volumes, which appeared in 1806-25. His hymnological contributions consist of a few translations from the German. [George Arthu… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord of life, now sweetly slumber
Author: Christian Ignatius LaTrobe

Tune

O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBE (Thommen)

Originally a folk song ("Sollen nun die grĂ¼nen Jahre") dating from around 1700, O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBE was used as a hymn tune in the Catholic hymnal Bambergisches Gesangbuch (1732). The tune name is the incipit of the text to which it was set in Johann Thommen's Erbaulicher Musicalischer Christen…

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #207

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Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #67

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #940

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #156

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