Adapter: Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen

Freylinghausen, Johann Anastasius, son of Dietrich Freylinghausen, merchant and burgomaster at Gandersheim, Brunswick, was born at Gandersheim, Dec. 2, 1670. He entered the University of Jena at Easter, 1689. Attracted by the preaching of A. H. Francke and J. J. Breithaupt, he removed to Erfurt in 1691, and at Easter, 1692, followed them to Halle. About the end of 1693 he returned to Gandersheim, and employed himself as a private tutor. In 1695 he went to Glaucha as assistant to Francke; and when Francke became pastor of St. Ulrich's, in Halle,1715, Freylinghausen became his colleague, and in the same year married his only daughter. In 1723 he became also sub-director of the Paedagogium and the Orphanage; and after Francke's death in 1727,… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Adapter: Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen
Incipit: 51566 54321 23456
Key: C Major
Source: Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690; J. A. Freylinghausen's Gesangbuch (1704) (melody)
Copyright: Public Domain


DIR, DIR, JEHOVA was published anonymously in Georg Wittwe's Musikalisches Handbuch der Geistlichen Melodien (1690). The bar form (AAB) melody was expanded in Johann A. Freylinghausen's Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), where it was set to a hymn by Bärtholomaus Crasselius, "Dir, dir, Jehovah, vill ich singen" ("To thee, Jehovah, will I sing"); it maintains basically that shape in the Psalter Hymnal. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) composed the harmonization. WINCHESTER NEW (593) is a long-meter adaptation of the same tune; that tune's familiarity may help in learning this more rhythmically varied one. Though the entire piece could be sung in harmony, try this alternative: sing the stanzas in unison and the refrain in harmony–then choral harmony should indicate the "end of strife"! --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #824
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3355
Text: Jehovah, Let Me Now Adore Thee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #203
Text: The Day Is Coming - God Has Promised
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)


Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #824

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #189

Glaubenslieder #151

Glaubenslieder #236

Glaubenslieder #289

Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #540

Lutheran Worship #315


Lutheran Worship #446

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #203

Rejoice in the Lord #420


Small Church Music #2904


Small Church Music #2991


The Cyber Hymnal #3355

Include 21 pre-1979 instances
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