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[Es kennt der Herr die Seinen] (Mendelssohn)

[Es kennt der Herr die Seinen] (Mendelssohn)

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Published in 8 hymnals


Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (b. Hamburg, Germany, 1809; d. Leipzig, Germany, 1847) was the son of banker Abraham Mendelssohn and the grandson of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. His Jewish family became Christian and took the Bartholdy name (name of the estate of Mendelssohn's uncle) when baptized into the Lutheran church. The children all received an excellent musical education. Mendelssohn had his first public performance at the age of nine and by the age of sixteen had written several symphonies. Profoundly influenced by J. S. Bach's music, he conducted a performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 (at age 20!) – the first performance since Bach's death, thus reintroducing Bach to the world. Mendelssohn organized the Domchor in Berlin… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Es kennt der Herr die Seinen] (Mendelssohn)
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Meter: 7.6. 10l.
Incipit: 55432 21122 2123
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Es kennt der Herr die Seinen

Wir danken dir, du gutes, du liebes Weinachtskind

O Brothers, Lift Your Voices

O brothers, lift your voices,
Triumphant songs to raise;
Till heaven on high rejoices,
And earth is filled with praise.
Ten thousand hearts are bounding
With holy hopes and free;
The Gospel trump is sounding,
The trump of Jubilee.

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Deutsches Liederbuch #162

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Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #268

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Jugendharfe #224

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Sammlung Kirchlicher Lieder #1-51

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Sonntagsschulharfe #34

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The Church Missionary Hymn Book #51a

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The Endeavor Hymnal #141

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The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal #197b

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