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Unto Caesar let us render

Representative Text

1 Unto Caesar let us render
All the things that Caesar's are;
Custom, fear and tribute tender,
Both in time of peace and war.

2 Government is by God's order,
Civil rule by His command,
For protection to our border,
Safety, peace, throughout the land.

3 By the will of God appointed,
All must fear the pow'rs that be;
Who lays hand on God's anointed,
Sins against His majesty.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #501

Author: E. Cronenwett

Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Unto Caesar let us render
Author: E. Cronenwett
Language: English

Tune

RATHBUN

This story is associated with the writing of RATHBUN: One Sunday in 1849 Ithamar Conkey (b. Shutesbury, MA, 1815; d. Elizabeth, NJ, 1867) walked out of the morning service at Central Baptist Church, Norwich, Connecticut, where he was choir director and organist, frustrated because only one soprano f…

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MOUNT VERNON


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