Johannes Olearius (b. Halle, Germany, 1611; d. Weissenfels, Germany, 1684) Born into a family of Lutheran theologians, Olearius received his education at the University of Wittenberg and later taught theology there. He was ordained a Lutheran pastor and appointed court preacher to Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels in Halle and later to Duke Johann Adolph in Weissenfels. Olearius wrote a commentary on the entire Bible, published various devotional books, and produced a translation of the Imitatio Christi by Thomas a Kempis. In the history of church music Olearius is mainly remembered for his hymn collection, which was widely used in Lutheran churches.
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Author: August Crull
August Crull was born January 27, 1845 in Rostock, Germany, where his father, Hofrat Crull, was a lawyer. He was educated at the Gymnasium in Rostock, and at Concordia College in St. Louis and Fort Wayne where he graduated in 1862. His father died soon after he began studying at the Gymnasium. His mother then married Albert Friedrich Hoppe, who later became the editor of the St. Louis edition of Luther's Works. In 1865, Crull graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He became assistant pastor at Trinity Church in Milwaukee and also served as Director of the Lutheran High School. Later he was pastor of the Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 1873 to 1915, he was professor of the German language and literature at Concordia… Go to person page >
Display Title: O How Great Is Thy CompassionFirst Line: O how great is Thy compassionTune Title: ACH, WAS SOLL ICH SÜNDER MACHENAuthor: J. Olearius, 1611-84; A. Crull, 1845-1923Meter: 877 877Date: 1996Subject: Charity: Good Samaritan | ; Trinity 13 |
Display Title: Oh, How Great is Your CompassionFirst Line: Oh, how great is Your compassionTune Title: ACH, WAS SOLL ICH SÜNDER MACHENAuthor: Johann Olearius, 1611-84; August Crull, 1845-1923Meter: 877 877Scripture: Titus 3:4-7; Ephesians 2:4-9; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 2 Corinthians 9:15Date: 2006
Display Title: Oh, How Great Is Your CompassionFirst Line: Oh, how great is your compassionTune Title: ACH, WAS SOLL ICH SÜNDER MACHENAuthor: August Crull, 1845-1923; Johannes Olearius, 1611-84Meter: 877 877Date: 1982Subject: Justification |