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Wunderbarer König, Herrscher von uns allen

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1 Wunderbarer König, Herrscher von uns allen,
laß dir unser Lob gefallen¡
Deines Vaters Güte hast du lassen triefen,
ob wir schon von dir wegliefen:
Hilf uns noch,
stärk uns doch;
laß die Zungen singen
laß die Stimmen klingen.

2 Himmel, lobe prächtig deines Schöpfers Thaten,
mehr als aller Menschen Staaten.
Großes Licht der Sonne, schieße deine Strahlen,
die das große Rund bemalen;
lobet gern,
Mond und Stern,
seid bereit zu ehren
einen solchen Herren!

3 O du meine Seele, singe fröhlich, singe!
singe deine Glaubenslieder;
was den odem holet, jauchze, preise, klinge;
wirf dich in den Staub darnieder!
Er ist Gott
Er nur ist zu loben,
Hier und ewig droben.

4 Hallelujah bringe, wer den Herren kennet,
wer den Herren Jesum liebet;
Hallelujah singe, welcher Christum nennet,
sich von Herzen ihm ergiebet.
O wohl dir!
glaube mir:
endlich wirst du droben
ohne Sünd ihn loben!

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #41

Author: Joachim Neander

Neander, Joachim, was born at Bremen, in 1650, as the eldest child of the marriage of Johann Joachim Neander and Catharina Knipping, which took place on Sept. 18, 1649, the father being then master of the Third Form in the Paedagogium at Bremen. The family name was originally Neumann (Newman) or Niemann, but the grandfather of the poet had assumed the Greek form of the name, i.e. Neander. After passing through the Paedagogium he entered himself as a student at the Gymnasium illustre (Academic Gymnasium) of Bremen in Oct. 1666. German student life in the 17th century was anything but refined, and Neander seems to have been as riotous and as fond of questionable pleasures as most of his fellows. In July 1670, Theodore Under-Eyck came to Breme… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wunderbarer König, Herrscher von uns allen
Author: Joachim Neander
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain



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