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O wunder gross, Marien schooss

O wunder gross, Marien schooss

Author: Johannes G. Olearius
Published in 6 hymnals

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1. O wunder groß!
Marien schooß
Hat heut das heil umgeben,
Den großen held,
Der all's erhält,
Der menschen trost und leben.
O wunderfreud!
Gott selbst wird heut
Ein wahrer mensch empfangen;
Vernunft, verstand
Muß Gottes hand
Ergeben sich gefangen.

2. Nun bin ich sein,
Min Gott ist mein,
Mein Gott ist selbst mensch worden;
Mein fleisch und blut,
Mein höchstes gut
Schenkt mir des himmels orden.
Gott lob! der mich
So väterlich
Erquickt,der mir gegeben
Durch seinen Sohn
Den gnadenthron,
Da ich kann ewig leben.

Source: Kirchen-Gesangbuch: für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #68

Author: Johannes G. Olearius

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. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: O wunder gross, Marien schooss
Author: Johannes G. Olearius



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Kirchen-Gesangbuch #68

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