To thee, O Lord, I yield my spirit

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To Thee, O Lord, I yield my spirit,
Who break'st in love this mortal chain;
My life I but from Thee inherit,
And death becomes my chiefest gain.
In Thee I live, in Thee I die,
Content, for Thou art ever nigh.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #581

Author: Ludwig Rudolf von Senft

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First Line: To thee, O Lord, I yield my spirit
Author: Ludwig Rudolf von Senft
Copyright: Public Domain



Published in 1657 (see above) WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT is also known as NEUMARK. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used the tune in its isorhythmic shape (all equal rhythms) in his cantatas 21, 27, 84, 88, 93, 166, 179, and 197. Many Lutheran composers have also written organ preludes on this tune. WER NUR DEN…

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The Lutheran Hymnary #581

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