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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Rett', o Herr Jesu, rett' dein' Ehr'

Rett', o Herr Jesu, rett' dein' Ehr'

Author: Johann Heermann
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Rett, o Herr Jesu, rett dein Ehr,
das Seufzen deiner Kirche hör,
der Feind Anschläg und Macht zerstör,
die jetzt verfolgen deine Lehr.

2 Groß ist ihr List, ihr Trutz und Macht;
sie fahren hoch daher mit Pracht.
all unser Hoffnung wird verlacht,
wir sind bei ihn'n wie nichts geacht't.

3 Vergieb uns unsre Missethat,
vertilg uns nicht, erzeige Gnad,
Beweis den Feinden in der That,
es gelte wider dich kein Rath.

4 Steh deinem kleinen Häuflein bei,
aus Gnaden Fried und Ruh verleih;
laß Jedermann erkennen frei,
daß hier die rechte Kirche sei.

5 Laß sehn, daß du seist unser Gott,
Ddr unsre Feinde setzt zu Spott;
wirft ihre Hoffart in den Koth,
und hilft den Seinen aus der Noth.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #236

Author: Johann Heermann

Johann Heermann's (b. Raudten, Silesia, Austria, 1585; d. Lissa, Posen [now Poland], 1647) own suffering and family tragedy led him to meditate on Christ's undeserved suffering. The only surviving child of a poor furrier and his wife, Heermann fulfilled his mother's vow at his birth that, if he lived, he would become a pastor. Initially a teacher, Heermann became a minister in the Lutheran Church in Koben in 1611 but had to stop preaching in 1634 due to a severe throat infection. He retired in 1638. Much of his ministry took place during the Thirty Years' War. At times he had to flee for his life and on several occasions lost all his possessions. Although Heermann wrote many of his hymns and poems during these devastating times, his persona… Go to person page >


Suggested tune: ERHALT UNS, HERR



Instances (1 - 16 of 16)
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Deutsches Gesangbuch #752

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Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #236

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Gesangbuch für Gemeinden des Evangelisch-Lutherischen Bekenntnisses #204

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Gesangbuch für Gemeinden des Evangelisch-Lutherischen Bekenntnisses (14th ed.) #204

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Kirchen-Gesangbuch für Evang.-Lutherische Gemeinden #176

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Kirchen-Gesangbuch #176

Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #d436

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #178

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #178

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #178

Kirchengesangbuch fuer Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden ungeaenderter Augsburgischer Konfession #d330

Kirchengesangbuch fuer Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden ungeanderter Augsburgischer Konfession #ad330

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d620

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