Now let every tongue adore thee

Now let every tongue adore thee

Author: Philipp Nicolai
Tune: WACHET AUF (Nicolai)
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Now let ev'ry tongue adore Thee!
Let men with angels sing before Thee!
Let harps and cymbals now unite!
All Thy gates with pearl are glorious,
When we partake through faith victorious,
With angels round Thy throne of light.
No mortal eye hath seen,
No mortal ear hath heard
Such wondrous things;
Therefore with joy our song shall soar
In praise to God forevermore.


Source: Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #15

Author: Philipp Nicolai

Philipp Nicolai (b. Mengeringhausen, Waldeck, Germany, 1556; d. Hamburg, Germany, 1608) lived an eventful life–he fled from the Spanish army, sparred with Roman Catholic and Calvinist opponents, and ministered to plague-stricken congregations. Educated at Wittenberg University, he was ordained a Lutheran pastor in 1583 in the city of Herdecke. However, he was soon at odds with the Roman Catholic town council, and when Spanish troops arrived to reestablish Roman dominance, Nicolai fled. In 1588 he became chief pastor at Altwildungen and court preacher to Countess Argaretha of Waldeck. During that time Nicolai battled with Calvinists, who disagreed with him about the theology of the real presence of Christ in the Lord's Supper. These doctri… Go to person page >

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Author: Philipp Nicolai



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