2 There shall we see in glory
Our dear Redeemer's face;
The long-awaited story
Of heav'nly joy takes place;
The patriarchs shall meet us,
The prophets' holy band;
Apostles, martyrs greet us
In that celestial land.
3 There God shall from all evil
Forever make us free,
From sin and from the devil,
From all adversity,
From sickness, pain, and sadness,
From troubles, cares, and fears,
And grant us heav'nly gladness
And wipe away our tears.
4 In that fair home shall never
Be silent music's voice;
With hearts and lips forever
We shall in God rejoice.
While angel hosts are raising
With saints from great to least
A mighty hymn for praising
The Giver of the feast.
Johann Walther (b. Kahla, Thuringia, Germany, 1496: d. Torgau, Germany, 1570) was one of the great early influences in Lutheran church music. At first he seemed destined to be primarily a court musician. A singer in the choir of the Elector of Saxony in the Torgau court in 1521, he became the court's music director in 1525. After the court orchestra was disbanded in 1530 and reconstituted by the town, Walther became cantor at the local school in 1534 and directed the music in several churches. He served the Elector of Saxony at the Dresden court from 1548 to 1554 and then retired in Torgau.
Walther met Martin Luther in 1525 and lived with him for three weeks to help in the preparation of Luther's German Mass. In 1524 Walther published the… Go to person page >
Translator: Matthias Loy
Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880.
The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:—
1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion.
2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism.
3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion.
4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired.
5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture.
6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness.
7. How matchless is… Go to person page >
Display Title: The Bridegroom Soon Will Call UsFirst Line: The Bridegroom soon will call usTune Title: EVARTSAuthor: John WaltherMeter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.Scripture: Matthew 25:6Date: 2017Subject: Christ | Coming again
Display Title: The Bridegroom Soon Will Call UsFirst Line: The Bridegroom soon will call usTune Title: ACH GOTT VON HIMMELREICHEAuthor: J. Walther, 1496-1570; M. Loy, 1828-1915Meter: 76 76 DScripture: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5Date: 1996Subject: Watchfulness | ; Advent 2 |
Display Title: The Bridegroom Soon Will Call UsFirst Line: The Bridegroom soon will call usTune Title: ACH GOTT VON HIMMELREICHEAuthor: Johann Walter, 1496-1570; F. Samuel Janzow, 1913-2001; Matthias Loy, 1828-1915Meter: 76 76 DScripture: Revelation 19:6-9; Matthew 25:1-13; Revelation 7:9-17Date: 2006Subject: End Times |
Display Title: The Bridegroom Soon Will Call UsFirst Line: The Bridegroom soon will call usTune Title: FREUT EUCH, IHR LIEBENAuthor: Johann Walther; Matthias LoyMeter: 76.76 DSource: Translation in Ohio Lutheran Hymnal, 1880