The powers of wrath and darkness rage

Author: Eberhard Arnold

Arnold, Eberhard. (Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany, July 1883-November 22, 1935, Darmstadt, Hesse). His ancestors had left England in the early seventeenth century for religious reasons and were among the earliest settlers of Connecticut. Eberhard's father, Carl Franklin Arnold, had come to Germany from Ohio for his education and had settled there. He held the chair of Church history at the University of Breslau, Silesia. At the age of sixteen, Eberhard Arnold experienced a decisive turning point in his life and from that time on his driving motive was to take Jesus' demands totally and seriously and to truly continue the life of the first church as described in the Acts of the Apostles. As a university student at Halle, he was active… Go to person page >

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First Line: The powers of wrath and darkness rage
German Title: Die dunkle Schar der Zornsgewalt
Author: Eberhard Arnold
Place of Origin: Rhön, German
Language: English
Copyright: © Plough Publishing House; Tr. © Plough Publishing House

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EIN FESTE BURG

The original rhythms of EIN FESTE BURG (see 469) had already reached their familiar isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) shape by the time of Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) in the eighteenth century. The harmonization is taken from his Cantata 80. Many organ and choral works are based on this chorale, including…

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