During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

Wo ist ein Vater, Gott, wie Du

Wo ist ein Vater, Gott, wie Du

Author: Philipp Spitta, 1801-1859
Tune: [Wo ist ein Vater, Gott, wie Du]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Wo ist ein Vater, Gott, wie Du,
Der so an uns gedenket,
Uns liebt und segnet so wie Du,
Und uns so willig schenket?
Was fehlt uns doch
Nun weiter noch,
Da wir zum Vater haben
Dich, Geber aller Gaben?

2 Du, der so viel an uns gewandt
Zu unserm Heil und Leben,
Der Du uns Deinen Sohn gesandt,
Ihn für uns hingegeben,
Der so geneigt
Sich Sündern zeigt –
Wie solltest Du denn minder
Versorgen Deine Kinder?

3 Stets bleibet uns Dein Vaterherz
In Jesu Christo offen.
Dort fliehn wir hin in Not und Schmerz
Mit kindlich gläub'gem Hoffen.
Und da, da ruht
Sich's sanft und gut,
Da sind wir wohl geborgen
Und ledig aller Sorgen.

4 Du hast uns lieb. Das ist genug,
Uns Trost hier zu verleihen.
Du hast uns lieb. Das ist genug,
Uns ewiglich zu freuen.
Drum laß uns auch
Nach Kindesbrauch,
Durch Deinen Geist getrieben,
Verehren Dich und lieben.

Source: Glaubenslieder #13

Author: Philipp Spitta, 1801-1859

Spitta, Carl Johann Philipp, D.D., was born Aug. 1, 1801, at Hannover, where his father, Lebrecht Wilhelm Gottfried Spitta, was then living, as bookkeeper and teacher of the French language. In his eleventh year Spitta fell into a severe illness, which lasted for four years, and so threw him back that his mother (the father died in 1805) abandoned the idea of a professional career, and apprenticed him to a watchmaker. This occupation did not prove at all congenial to him, but he would not confess his dislike, and his family were ignorant of it till an old friend, who was trying to comfort him after the death of a younger brother, discovered his true feelings. The younger brother had been preparing for ordination, and so Carl was now invited… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wo ist ein Vater, Gott, wie Du
Author: Philipp Spitta, 1801-1859
Language: German
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2001.


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Glaubenslieder #13

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.