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Our God stands firm, a rock and tower

Author (stanzas 1 and 2): Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Translator (stanzas 1 and 2); Author (stanza 3): Robert C. Singleton

Singleton, Robert C., M.A., was born Oct. 9, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin; B.A. 1830; M.A. 1833. He was for some time Warden of St. Columba College, near Dublin; and subsequently First Warden of St. Peter's College, Radley, from 1847 to 1851. In 1851 he retired to Monkstown, near Dublin; and then to York, where he died in 1881. In 1868 he published in conjunction with Dr. E. G. Monk, the Anglican Hymn Book (2nd ed. 1871). To that collection he contributed a large number of translations from the Latin, a few from the German, and the following original hymns:— 1. As James the Great, with glowing zeal. St. James. 2. Beneath the fig-tree's grateful shade. St. Bartholomew. 3. From out the deep, 0 Lord, on Thee. For… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our God stands firm, a rock and tower
Author (stanzas 1 and 2): Martin Luther (1529)
Translator (stanzas 1 and 2); Author (stanza 3): Robert C. Singleton (1867)

Tune

EIN FESTE BURG

The original rhythms of EIN FESTE BURG (see 469) had already reached their familiar isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) shape by the time of Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) in the eighteenth century. The harmonization is taken from his Cantata 80. Many organ and choral works are based on this chorale, including…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Anglican Hymn Book #267
Companion of Praise for the Sunday School, Family and Prayer Meeting #d161
Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #86Page Scan
Hymns of Praise, with Tunes: selected for use in Sunday school, prayer meeting, and home circle #2Page Scan
Manual for the chapel of Girard College #124Page Scan
Our Song Book : a collection of songs selected and edited expressly for the Sunday School of the First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church, Newark,N. J. #9Page Scan
Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d154
The Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the church scool, and the mid-week meeting #143Page Scan
The Chapel Hymnal with Tunes #d141
The Choral Hymnal #d173
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #123Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #467Page Scan
The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d202
The Hymnary with Tunes: a collection of music for Sunday schools #166Page Scan
The New Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for Sunday Schools #166Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #953Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #953Page Scan
The Way of Life: for the Sunday-school. a valuable collection of songs both new and standard, carefully selected and arranged for this work #72Page Scan



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