Wake, Awake

Wake, awake, for night is flying, The watchmen on the tower are crying (Plough Publishing)

Author: Philipp Nicolai
Tune: WACHET AUF (Nicolai)
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Philipp Nicolai

Philipp Nicolai (b. Mengeringhausen, Waldeck, Germany, 1556; d. Hamburg, Germany, 1608) lived an eventful life–he fled from the Spanish army, sparred with Roman Catholic and Calvinist opponents, and ministered to plague-stricken congregations. Educated at Wittenberg University, he was ordained a Lutheran pastor in 1583 in the city of Herdecke. However, he was soon at odds with the Roman Catholic town council, and when Spanish troops arrived to reestablish Roman dominance, Nicolai fled. In 1588 he became chief pastor at Altwildungen and court preacher to Countess Argaretha of Waldeck. During that time Nicolai battled with Calvinists, who disagreed with him about the theology of the real presence of Christ in the Lord's Supper. These doctri… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wake, awake, for night is flying, The watchmen on the tower are crying (Plough Publishing)
Title: Wake, Awake
German Title: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Author: Philipp Nicolai
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © Plough Publishing House

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Songs of Light #102

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