The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us

The Bridegroom soon will call us; "Come to the wedding feast"

Translator: F. Samuel Janzow ; Author: Johann Walter
Tune: ACH GOTT VOM HIMMELREICHE
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Translator: F. Samuel Janzow

F. Samuel Janzow was Professor of English at Concordia University Chicago from 1954 to 1980. NNM Go to person page >

Author: Johann Walter

Walther, Johann, was born in 1496 at a village near Cola (perhaps Kahla, or else Colleda, near Sachsenburg) in Thuringia. In 1524 we find him at Torgau, as bassist at the court of Friedrich the Wise, Elector of Saxony. The Elector Johann of Saxony made him "Sengermeister" (choirmaster) in 1526. When the Electoral orchestra (Kapelle) at Torgau was disbanded in 1530, it was reconstituted by the town, and in 1534 Walther was also appointed cantor (singing-master) to the school at Torgau. On the accession of the Elector Moritz of Saxony, in 1548, Walther went with him to Dresden as his Kapellmeister. He was pensioned by decree of Aug. 7, 1554, and soon after returned to Torgau, still retaining the title of "Sengermeister." He died at Torgau, pe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Bridegroom soon will call us; "Come to the wedding feast"
Title: The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us
German Title: Der Bräut'gam wird bald rufen
Translator: F. Samuel Janzow
Author: Johann Walter
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Copyright: © 1982 Concordia Publishing House.

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