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Wunderbarer Gnadenthron

Wunderbarer Gnadenthron

Author: Johann Olearius
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Wunderbarer Gnadenthron,
Gottes und Marien Sohn,
Gott und Mensch, ein kleines Kind,
das man in der Krippe findt,
großer Held von Ewigkeit,
dessen Macht und Herrlichkeit
rühmt die ganze Christenheit.

2 Du bist arm, und nachst zugleich
uns an Leid und Seele reich;
du wirst klein, du großer Gott,
und machst Höll und Tod zu Spott.
Aller Welt wird offenbar,
ja auch deiner Feinde Schaar,
daß du, Gott, bist wunderbar.

3 Laß mir deine Güt und Treu
täglich werden immer neu.
Gott, mein Gott, verlaß mich nicht,
wenn mich deine Herrlichkeit,
deine Wundergütigkeit
schauen in der Ewigkeit.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #126

Author: Johann Olearius

Johannes Olearius (b. Halle, Germany, 1611; d. Weissenfels, Germany, 1684) Born into a family of Lutheran theologians, Olearius received his education at the University of Wittenberg and later taught theology there. He was ordained a Lutheran pastor and appointed court preacher to Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels in Halle and later to Duke Johann Adolph in Weissenfels. Olearius wrote a commentary on the entire Bible, published various devotional books, and produced a translation of the Imitatio Christi by Thomas a Kempis. In the history of church music Olearius is mainly remembered for his hymn collection, which was widely used in Lutheran churches. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wunderbarer Gnadenthron
Author: Johann Olearius
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain



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Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #126

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Gesangbuch für Gemeinden des Evangelisch-Lutherischen Bekenntnisses #37

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Gesangbuch für Gemeinden des Evangelisch-Lutherischen Bekenntnisses (14th ed.) #37

Kirchenbuch der Ev.- Luth.-Christus Gemeinde, in New York #d884

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