Ernst C. Homburg (b. Mihla, near Eisenach, Germany, 1605; d. Naumberg, Germany, 1681) wrote most of his hymns for his own devotions. He described this eight-stanza text as a "hymn of thanksgiving to his Redeemer and Savior for his bitter sufferings." In early life, Homburg was a writer of love and drinking songs. After a difficult time of family illness he experienced a religious conversion, and his poetry took a more serious turn. A lawyer by profession, he wrote hymns to express and strengthen his own faith rather than for public use. Some 150 of his hymn texts were published in his Geistliche Lieder.
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Display Title: O wundergroßer siegesheldFirst Line: O wundergroßer siegesheldAuthor: C. E. Homburg, 1605-1681Scripture: Colossians 3:1-4Date: 1849Subject: Himmelfahrt und himmlische herrlichkeit Christi |
Display Title: O wundergroßer SiegesheldFirst Line: O wundergroßer SiegesheldAuthor: C. E. Hombrug, 1605-1681Scripture: Colossians 3:1-4Date: 1871Subject: Himmelfahrt und himmlische herrlichkeit Christi |