We turn to God when, we are sorely pressed

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Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German: [ˈdiːtʁɪç ˈboːnhœfɐ]; 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship became a modern classic. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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First Line: We turn to God when, we are sorely pressed
German Title: Menschen gehen zu Gott in ihrer Not
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Source: Letters and Papers in Prison, 1953, SCM Press; translated Church Hymnary, Fourth Edition, 2005; Tr.: Compilers of Church Hymnary, 4th ed. 2005
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © Church Hymnary Trust



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