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O Gott, du gabst der Welt im Anfang Licht und Leben

Author: Ernst Gottlieb Woltersdorf

Woltersdorf: Ernst Gottlieb W., as a hymn writer, preacher, prolific writer and educators in the field of Erbauungslitteratur one of the most outstanding representatives of pietistic healthy heart and mind towards the middle of the 18th Century. He was born on 31 May 1725 as the sixth son of the preacher to Gabriel Luke Friedrichsfelde in Berlin, who was appointed 10 years after its birth as a preacher at the St. George Church in Berlin. The blessing of a serious Christian education accompanied him to the Berlin High School to the gray convent, from which he received in 1742, only 17 years old, the University of Halle, to be under the direction of the pietistic school teachers belonging to J. Lange, Michael, Baumgarten and Knapp to pay the… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Gott, du gabst der Welt im Anfang Licht und Leben
Author: Ernst Gottlieb Woltersdorf
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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NUN DANKET

NUN DANKET, named for the incipit of Rinkart's text, has been associated with this text ever since they were published together by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) in his Praxis Pietatis Melica (1647). Like most modern hymnals, the Psalter Hymnal prints the isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) version. The tune w…

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Deutsches Gesangbuch für die Evangelisch-Luterische Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten #71

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #71

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch mit vierstimmigen Melodien #92[34]

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #18

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #18

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Gesangbuch in Mennoniten-Gemeinden in Kirche und Haus (4th ed.) #25

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