Make us completely poor, O Jesus

Author: Eberhard Arnold

Arnold, Eberhard. (K√∂nigsberg, East Prussia, Germany, July 1883-November 22, 1935, Darmstadt, Hesse). His ancestors had left England in the early seventeenth century for religious reasons and were among the earliest settlers of Connecticut. Eberhard's father, Carl Franklin Arnold, had come to Germany from Ohio for his education and had settled there. He held the chair of Church history at the University of Breslau, Silesia. At the age of sixteen, Eberhard Arnold experienced a decisive turning point in his life and from that time on his driving motive was to take Jesus' demands totally and seriously and to truly continue the life of the first church as described in the Acts of the Apostles. As a university student at Halle, he was active… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Make us completely poor, O Jesus
German Title: Bis auf den Grund mach arm uns, Jesu
Author: Eberhard Arnold (1906)
Language: English; German
Copyright: Tr © Plough Publishing House

Tune

NEUMARK

Published in 1657 (see above) WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT is also known as NEUMARK. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used the tune in its isorhythmic shape (all equal rhythms) in his cantatas 21, 27, 84, 88, 93, 166, 179, and 197. Many Lutheran composers have also written organ preludes on this tune. WER NUR DEN…

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