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O frommer und getreuer Gott, Ich hab gebrochen dein gebot

O frommer und getreuer Gott, Ich hab gebrochen dein gebot

Author: Bartholomaeus Ringwald
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1. O frommer und getreuer Gott!
Ich hab gebrochen dein gebot,
Und sehr gesündigt wider dich,
Das ist mir leid und reuet mich.

2. Weil aber du, o gnäd'ger Gott!
Nicht hast gefall'n an meinem tod,
Und ist dein herzliches begehr'n,
Daß ich mich soll zu dir bekehr'n:

3. Auf dies wort, lieber Vater fromm!
Ich armer sünder zu dir komm,
Und bitt' dich, durch den bittern tod,
Und heilige fünf wunden roth

4. Dein's lieben Sohnes, Jesu Christ,
Der mir zu gut mensch worden ist:
Laß deine gnad und gütigkeit
Mehr gelten, denn gerechtigkeit.

5. Verschon, o Herr! laß deine huld
Zudecken alle meine schuld,
So werd' ich arm verlornes kind
Ledig und los all meiner sünd.

6. Ich will, o Herr! nach deinem wort
Mich bessern, leben fromm hinfort,
Damit ich mög, nach dieser zeit,
Gelangen zu der seligkeit.

Source: Kirchen-Gesangbuch: für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #226

Author: Bartholomaeus Ringwald

Bartholomew Ringwaldt was born at Frankfort-on-the-Oder, in 1530, and was a Lutheran pastor at Langfield, in Prussia, where he died, 1598. His hymns resemble Luther's in their simplicity and power. Several of them were written to comfort himself and others in the sufferings they endured from famine, pestilence, fire and floods. In 1581, he published "Hymns for the Sundays and Festivals of the whole Year." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O frommer und getreuer Gott, Ich hab gebrochen dein gebot
Author: Bartholomaeus Ringwald
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

O frommer und getreuer Gott. [Penitence.] Based on a hymn, "Ich armer Mensch, mein Herr und Gott," by Johann Leon in his Trostbüchlein, 1611, and thence in Wackernagel iv. p. 507, in 14 lines. It is included in 6 stanzas of 4 lines in the Königsberg Gesang-Buch, 1650, p. 297, and probably in an earlier edition c. 1643; also in J. Crüger's Praxis pietatis, 1648, No. 47, in the Berlin Geistliche Lieder edition 1863, No. 527, &c. Sometimes erroneously ascribed to Bartholomäus Ringwaldt, whose hymn with the same first line (Porst's Gesang-Buch, edition 1855, No. 318) is entirely different. Translated as:— 0 God, Thou righteous, faithful Lord. In full, by A. Crull, in the Ohio Lutheran Hymnal, 1880. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Kirchen-Gesangbuch für Evang.-Lutherische Gemeinden #226

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Kirchen-Gesangbuch #226

Kirchenbuch der Ev.- Luth.-Christus Gemeinde, in New York #d627

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #258

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #258

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #258

Kirkenbuch fuer Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #d380

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