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Preserve Thy Word, O Savior

Translator: William J. Schaefer

(no biographical information available about William J. Schaefer.) Go to person page >

Author: Andreas Gryphius

Gryphius, Andreas, was born Oct. 2, 1616, at Gross-Glogau, in Silesia. He was educated at the School at Fraustadt, Silesia, 1631-34, and the Gymnasium at Danzig, 1634-36. After being for some time family tutor in the house of Baron Georg von Schönborn, near Fraustadt (who crowned him as a poet in 1637), he was forced by the Counter Reformation in Silesia to find refuge in Holland. He matriculated as a student at Leyden in 1638, and was afterwards till 1643 University Lecturer. Thereafter he accompanied the son of a rich Stettin burgess and two Pomeranian noblemen in a tour through France, Italy, Holland, and South Germany, and then, in the end of 1647, settled in Fraustadt. In 1650 he was appointed syndicus of the principality of Glogau, a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Preserve Thy Word, O Savior
German Title: Erhalt uns deine Lehre
Translator: William J. Schaefer
Author: Andreas Gryphius
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1941 Concordia Publishing House

Tune

IST GOTT FÜR MICH


MUNICH (Mendelssohn)

MUNICH has a colorful history. Traces of it run as far back as 1593 in the Dresden, Germany, Gesangbuch in conjunction with the text 'Wir Christenleut." A version from a Meiningen Gesangbuch (1693) is still used in Lutheranism for "O Gott, du frommer Gott." Felix Mendelssohn's adaptation of that tun…

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FREUT EUCH, IHR LIEBEN


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Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Christian Worship #289

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #533

Lutheran Service Book #658

Lutheran Worship #337

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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