Our God so loved the world that he

Our God so loved the world that he

Author: Johannes G. Olearius
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 OUR God so loved the world that He
Gave His own Son, and did decree
That all who would in Him believe
Should everlasting life receive.

2 Christ Jesus is the ground of faith,
Who was made flesh and suffered death;
All that confide in Him alone
Have built on this chief Corner-stone.

3 God would not have the sinner die,
His Son with saving grace is nigh,
His Spirit in the Word doth teach
How man the blessed goal may reach.

4 Be of good cheer, for God's own Son
Forgives all sins which thou hast done;
Thou'rt justified by Jesus' blood,
Thy baptism grants the highest good.

5 If thou be sick, if death draw near,
This truth thy troubled heart can cheer;
Christ Jesus saves my soul from death,
That is the firmest ground of faith.

6 Glory to God the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To Thee, O blessed Trinity,
Be praise now and eternally!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #327

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: Our God so loved the world that he
Author: Johannes G. Olearius



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d363

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #219

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #327

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d277

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Hymnal and Order of Service #266a

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Hymnal and Order of Service #266b

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Hymnal #266

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d471

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d605

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d308

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