Our God so loved the world that he

Our God so loved the world that he

Translator: August Crull; Author: Johannes G. Olearius
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Translator: 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 >

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Our God so loved the world that he
German Title: Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt
Author: Johannes G. Olearius
Translator: August Crull
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

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

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The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) (2nd ed) #617a

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d308

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