Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

Wach auf, o Mensch, vom Sündenschlaf

Wach auf, o Mensch, vom Sündenschlaf

Author: Johann Rist
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

Wach auf, o Mensch, vom Sündenschlaf,
ermuntre dich, verlornes Schaaf,
und bessre bald dein leben.
Wach auf, es ist noch hohe Zeit,
es kommt hernach die Ewigkeit,
dir deinen Lohn zu geben.
Vielleicht ist heut der letzte tag,
wer weiß noch, wie man sterben mag.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #362

Author: Johann Rist

Rist, Johann, son of Kaspar Rist, pastor at Ottensen, near Hamburg, was born at Ottensen, March 8, 1607, and from his birth was dedicated to the ministry. After passing through the Johanneum at Hamburg and the Gymnasium Illustre at Bremen, he matriculated, in his 21st year, at the University of Rinteln, and there, under Josua Stegmann (q. v.), he received an impulse to hymn-writing. On leaving Rinteln he acted as tutor to the sons of a Hamburg merchant, accompanying them to the University of Rostock, where he himself studied Hebrew, Mathematics and also Medicine. During his residence at Rostock the terrors, of the Thirty Years War almost emptied the University, and Rist himself also lay there for weeks ill of the pestilence. After his r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wach auf, o Mensch, vom Sündenschlaf
Author: Johann Rist
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Suggested tune: O EWIGKEIT
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements