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O Heiliger Gott, Du göttlich's Feu'r

O Heiliger Gott, Du göttlich's Feu'r

Author: Melchior Vulpius
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O Heiliger Gott, Du göttlich's Feu'r
mit Deinen Gaben komm uns zu
Steu'r, daß wir Christum von herzen lieb;n,
im rechten Glauben uns täglich üb'n.
Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison.

2 O Herzens-Tröster, Du höchstes Gut,
in letzten Nöthen tröst unser G'müth,
das uns der Teufel gar nicht schad',
tröst unser G'wissen mit Deiner Gnad.
Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison.

3 Wo Du nicht selbst bist mit Deiner Kraft,
und Deine Lehre und Gunst nicht haft't,
so ist umsonst all' Mühe und Fleiß,
o komm zu uns, Dein' Leib' uns beweis.
Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison.

4 O heiliger Geist, Du edle Brunst,
wie lieblich ist uns Deine Zukunft,
niemand Dich g'nugsam preisen kann,
o komm gieb uns der Propheten Lohn.
Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison.



Source: Evangelisch-Lutherisches Gesang-Buch: worin die gebräuchlichsten alten Kirchen-Lieder Dr. M. Lutheri und anderer reinen lehrer und zeugen Gottes, zur Befoerderung der wahren ... (2. verm. Aus.) #184

Author: Melchior Vulpius

Born into a poor family named Fuchs, Melchior Vulpius (b. Wasungen, Henneberg, Germany, c. 1570; d. Weimar, Germany, 1615) had only limited educational oppor­tunities and did not attend the university. He taught Latin in the school in Schleusingen, where he Latinized his surname, and from 1596 until his death served as a Lutheran cantor and teacher in Weimar. A distinguished composer, Vulpius wrote a St. Matthew Passion (1613), nearly two hundred motets in German and Latin, and over four hundred hymn tunes, many of which became popular in Lutheran churches, and some of which introduced the lively Italian balletto rhythms into the German hymn tunes. His music was published in Cantiones Sacrae (1602, 1604), Kirchengesangund Geistliche Lieder… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Heiliger Gott, Du göttlich's Feu'r
Author: Melchior Vulpius
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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Evangelisch-Lutherisches Gesang-Buch #184

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