Oh, Fronte Ensangüentada!

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. GraEenhainichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was re… Go to person page >

Translator: Isaac Nicolau Salum

(no biographical information available about Isaac Nicolau Salum.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Oh, fronte ensangüentada
Title: Oh, Fronte Ensangüentada!
English Title: O Sacred Head Now Wounded (O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden)
Translator: Isaac Nicolau Salum (1950)
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1656)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation 1990 JUERP. All rights reserved.

Tune

PASSION CHORALE (Hassler)

The tune HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN has been associated with Gerhardt's text ["O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"] since they were first published together in 1656. The tune's first association with a sacred text was its attachment in 1913 [sic: should read 1613] to Christoph Knoll's funeral text "Herzl…

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