Speis uns, O Gott, deine Kinder

Speis uns, O Gott, deine Kinder

Author: Johann Heermann
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

Speis uns, o Gott, deine Kinder,
tröste die betrübten Sünder,
sprich den Segen zu den Gaben,
die wir jetzund vor uns haben,
daß sie uns zu diesem Leben
Stärke, Kraft und Nahrung geben,
bis wir endlich mit den Frommen
zu der Himmelsmahlzeit kommen.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #599

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 >

Notes

Suggested tune: SCHMÜCKE DICH

Timeline

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Deutsches Gesang- und Choralbuch #a382

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #382

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #382

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Die Psalmen Davids #553

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Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #599

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Evangelisch-Lutherisches Gesang-Buch #367

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #455

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Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Kirche #551

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Gesangbuch für Gemeinden des Evangelisch-Lutherischen Bekenntnisses #337

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Gesangbuch für Gemeinden des Evangelisch-Lutherischen Bekenntnisses (14th ed.) #337

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Kirchen-Gesangbuch für Evang.-Lutherische Gemeinden #308

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Kirchen-Gesangbuch #308

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