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Jesus is here

When sorrow taxes all our strength

Author: Philipp Jacob Spener
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Philipp Jacob Spener

Spener, Philipp Jakob, D.D., son of Johann Philipp Spener, keeper of the archives of Count von Rappoltstein, at Rappoltsweiler, near Colmar, in Alsace, was born at Rappoltsweiler, Jan. 13 (25), 1635. He matriculated at the University of Strassburg, in 1651, and graduated M.A. in 1653. From 1654 to 1656 he had the oversight of the studies of two sons of the Pfalzgraf Christian I. In 1659 he went to Basel, and then spent a year at Geneva. He left Geneva in 1661, and accompanied the young Count von Rappoltstein to Württemberg, staying principally at Stuttgart and Tübingen. During 1662 he gave some University lectures at Tübingen. He was then appointed, in 1663, as general preacher at Strassburg (D.D. from the University in 1664), and gave a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When sorrow taxes all our strength
Title: Jesus is here
Author: Philipp Jacob Spener
Refrain First Line: O lead me ever by the hand



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