Wer wohlauf ist und gesund

Wer wohlauf ist und gesund

Author: Paul Gerhardt
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Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. GraEenhainichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was re… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wer wohlauf ist und gesund
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Language: German
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #19

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