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Wer ist wohl wie du?

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1 Wer ist wohl wie Du,
Jesu, süße Ruh'!
Bist vom Vater auserkoren,
Zu erretten was verloren.
Wer ist wohl wie Du,
Jesu, süße Ruh'!

2 Du gingst in den Tod,
Littest Angst und Not.
Bist am Kreuz für uns gerichtet,
Hast der Sünde Macht vernichtet.
Kein Gericht mehr droht,
Du gingst in den Tod.

3 Deiner Liebe Macht
Hat das Werk vollbracht.
Und Du gingst zum Vater wieder,
Der Dich sandt' zu uns hernieder,
Als das Werk vollbracht
Deiner Liebe Macht.

4 Bald kommst Du zurück –
O welch selig Glück!
Führest uns aus Kampf und Leiden
Hin zu Dir, zu ew'gen Freuden.
O welch selig Glück!
Du kommst bald zurück.

Source: Glaubenslieder #39

Author: Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen

Freylinghausen, Johann Anastasius, son of Dietrich Freylinghausen, merchant and burgomaster at Gandersheim, Brunswick, was born at Gandersheim, Dec. 2, 1670. He entered the University of Jena at Easter, 1689. Attracted by the preaching of A. H. Francke and J. J. Breithaupt, he removed to Erfurt in 1691, and at Easter, 1692, followed them to Halle. About the end of 1693 he returned to Gandersheim, and employed himself as a private tutor. In 1695 he went to Glaucha as assistant to Francke; and when Francke became pastor of St. Ulrich's, in Halle,1715, Freylinghausen became his colleague, and in the same year married his only daughter. In 1723 he became also sub-director of the Paedagogium and the Orphanage; and after Francke's death in 1727,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wer ist wohl wie du?
Author: Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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