When I Suffer Pains and Losses

Translator: F. Samuel Janzow, b. 1913

F. Samuel Janzow was Professor of English at Concordia University Chicago from 1954 to 1980. NNM Go to person page >

Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76

Paul Gerhardt (b. Gräfenheinichen, 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 r… Go to person page >

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First Line: When I suffer pains and losses
Title: When I Suffer Pains and Losses
Translator: F. Samuel Janzow, b. 1913
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76
Meter: 8.3.3.6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1982.

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