There is within this heart of mine

There is within this heart of mine

Translator: August Crull; Author: Bernhard von Derschau
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There is within this heart of mine
A little church with sacred shrine,
And stained forever with the blood
Of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

2 Here dwelleth God, the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One;
He is my soul's belov├ęd Guest,
And grants my heart true peace and rest.

3 This little church looks poor and old;
But being the abode of God
It has a glorious, peerless grace:
It is God's royal dwelling-place.

4 This little church, Lord, I commend
Unto Thy care, and pray: Defend
And shield it from calamity,
Dwell there now and eternally.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #222

Translator: August Crull

August Crull was born January 27, 1845 in Rostock, Germany, where his father, Hofrat Crull, was a lawyer. He was educated at the Gymnasium in Rostock, and at Concordia College in St. Louis and Fort Wayne where he graduated in 1862. His father died soon after he began studying at the Gymnasium. His mother then married Albert Friedrich Hoppe, who later became the editor of the St. Louis edition of Luther's Works. In 1865, Crull graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He became assistant pastor at Trinity Church in Milwaukee and also served as Director of the Lutheran High School. Later he was pastor of the Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 1873 to 1915, he was professor of the German language and literature at Concordia… Go to person page >

Author: Bernhard von Derschau

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Text Information

First Line: There is within this heart of mine
German Title: Mir ist ein geistlich kirchelein
Author: Bernhard von Derschau
Translator: August Crull
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d335

Sunday School Hymnal #d410

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d714

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The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) (2nd ed) #605a

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d370

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Wartburg Hymnal #222

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