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Rise, Thou Light of Gentile Nations

Author: H. Fick

Carl Johann Hermann Fick (February 2, 1822–April 30, 1885) was a Lutheran pastor. He wrote the hymn “Gehe auf, du Trost der Heiden” (“Rise, Thou Light of Gentile Nations”). He was pastor at St. Paul's Church in New Melle, Missouri, 1847, Bremen, Missouri, 1850, Detroit, Michigan, 1854, Collinsville, Illinois, 1859, and Boston, Massachusetts, 1872. Rev. Hermann Flick became the first permanent pastor three years later in 1847. Flick was from German Hanover and has studied at Goettingen before immigrating to America in 1846. Although he eventually moved on from him role as Pastor of St. Paul's to join other congregations in other cities, included St. Louis, Detroit and Boston and he later become known in the Lutheran community fo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rise, Thou Light of Gentile nations
Title: Rise, Thou Light of Gentile Nations
German Title: Gehe auf, du Trost der Heiden
Author: H. Fick
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1941 (tr.)
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1941 Concordia Publishing House

Tune

O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBE (Thommen)

Originally a folk song ("Sollen nun die grünen Jahre") dating from around 1700, O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBE was used as a hymn tune in the Catholic hymnal Bambergisches Gesangbuch (1732). The tune name is the incipit of the text to which it was set in Johann Thommen's Erbaulicher Musicalischer Christen…

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Christian Worship #577

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #199

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