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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: 5U1D5 66543 (2)12 34567
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)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #824ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #189TextPage Scan
Glaubenslieder #151
Glaubenslieder #236
Glaubenslieder #289
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #540
Lutheran Worship #315
Lutheran Worship #446Text
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #203Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #420
Small Church Music #2904Audio
Small Church Music #2991Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3355TextScoreAudio
Include 21 pre-1979 instances
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