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

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 >

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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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Lutheran Worship #176

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