Was fürchtest du, Feind Herodes, sehr

Was fürchtest du, Feind Herodes, sehr

Translator: Martin Luther; Author: Sedulius (c. 800)
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Was fürchtst du, Feind Herodes, sehr,
Daß uns geborn kommt Christ der Herr?
Er sucht kein sterblich Königreich,
Der zu uns bringt sein Himmelreich.

2. Dem Stern die Weisen folgen nach,
Solch Licht zum rechten Licht sie bracht.
Sie zeigen mit den Gaben drei,
Dies Kind Gott, Mensch und König sei.

3. Die Tauf im Jordan an sich nahm
Das himmelische Gotteslamm,
Dadurch, der nie kein Sünde that,
Von Sünden uns gewaschen hat.

4. Ein Wunderwerk da neu geschah:
Sechs steinern Krüge man da sah
Voll Wassers, das verlor sein Art,
Roter Wein durch sein Wort draus ward.

5. Lob, Ehr und Dank sei dir gesagt,
Christ geborn von der reinen Magd,
Mit Vater und dem Heilgen Geist
Von nun an bis in Ewigkeit.

Source: Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #55

Translator: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Author: Sedulius

Sedulius, Coelius. The known facts concerning this poet, as contained in his two letters to Macedonius, are, that in early life, he devoted himself to heathen literature; that comparatively late in life he was converted to Christianity; and that amongst his friends were Gallieanus and Perpetua. The place of his birth is generally believed to have been Rome; and the date when he flourished 450. For this date the evidence is, that he referred to the Commentaries of Jerome, who died 420; is praised by Cassiodorus, who d. 575, and by Gelasius, who was pope from 492 to 496. His works were collected, after his death, by Asterius, who was consul in 494. They are (1) Carmen Paschale, a poem which treats of the whole Gospel story; (2) Opus Paschale,… Go to person page >

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Gesangbuch für Gemeinden des Evangelisch-Lutherischen Bekenntnisses (14th ed.) #58

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Kirchen-Gesangbuch: für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #60

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #55

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Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #55

Kirchengesangbuch fuer Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden ungeaenderter Augsburgischer Konfession #d370

Kirkenbuch fuer Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #d501

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d752

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