Paul Gerhardt (b. GraEenhainichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which condemned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was re… Go to person page >
Author: J. Kelly
Kelly, John, was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, educated at Glasgow University, studied theology at Bonn, New College, Edinburgh, and the Theological College of the English Presbyterian Church (to which body he belongs) in London. He has ministered to congregations at Hebburn-on-Tyne and Streatham, and was Tract Editor of the Religious Tract Society. His translations of Paul Gerhardt's Spiritual Songs were published in 1867. Every piece is given in full, and rendered in the metre of the originals. His Hymns of the Present Century from the German were published in 1886 by the Religious Tract Society. In these translations the metres of the originals have not always been followed, whilst some of the hymns have been abridged and others condens… Go to person page >
Display Title: Now Let Us Come before HimFirst Line: Now let us come before himTune Title: NEW YEARAuthor: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76; John Kelly, 1833-90Meter: 77 77 IambicDate: 1993Subject: Name of Jesus/ Presentation | ; New Year |
Display Title: Now Let Us Come Before HimFirst Line: Now let us come before himTune Title: NUN LASST UNS GOTT DEM HERRENAuthor: F. Samuel Janzow, b. 1913; Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76Meter: 77 77 IambicDate: 1982Subject: Lesser Festivals |
Display Title: Now Let Us Come Before HimFirst Line: Now let us come before HimTune Title: NUN LASST UNS GOTT DEM HERRENAuthor: Paul Gerhardt; John KellyMeter: 77.77Source: Paul Gerhardt's Spiritual Songs (London: 1867), alt.