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When All the World Was Cursed

Author: Johann Gottfried Olearius

Olearius, Johann Gottfried, son of Dr. Gottfried Olearius, pastor of St. Ulrich's Church at Halle, was born at Halle, Sept. 25, 1635. He entered the University of Leipzig in 1653, and graduated M.A. 1656, residing also for short periods at other German Universities. In 1658 he was ordained as assistant to his father at St. Mary's Church in Halle, where he became diaconus in 1662, and in 1685 pastor and also superintendent of the second portion of the dis¬trict of the Saale. He was finally appointed, in 1688, as chief pastor, superintendent, and consistorialrath at Arnstadt, and also professor of Theology in the Gymnasium there. He died at Arnstadt, May 21, 1711, after having been for some years totally blind. (Allgemeine Deutsche Biographi… Go to person page >

Translator: P. E. Kretzmann

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Text Information

First Line: When all the world was cursed
Title: When All the World Was Cursed
German Title: Es war die ganze Welt
Author: Johann Gottfried Olearius
Translator: P. E. Kretzmann
Meter: 6.7.6.7.6.6.6.6
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1941 Concordia Publishing House

Tune

DARMSTADT

Also known as: WAS FRAG ICH NACH DER WELT O GOTT DU FROMMER GOTT Composed by Ahasuerus Fritsch (b. Mücheln on the Geissel, near Merseburg, Germany, 1629; d. Rudolstadt, Germany, 1701), DARMSTADT first appeared in his Himmels-Lust und Welt-Unlust (1679). The melody was altered when it was published…

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Christian Worship #20

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #107

Lutheran Service Book #346

Lutheran Worship #187

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