Category Archives: German Hymns

Wer Sind Die Vor Gottes Throne?

This hymn has a complex history and has been altered many times in the German language over the centuries. This is the oldest and most complete text I have been able to track down. It comes from the 1752 hymnal … Continue reading

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When In The Hour Of Utmost Need

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): When in the hour of utmost need We know not where to look for aid, When days and nights of anxious thought Nor help nor … Continue reading

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What Our Father Does Is Well

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): What our Father does is well; Blessèd truth His children tell! Though He send, for plenty, want, Though the harvest-store be scant, Yet we rest upon … Continue reading

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Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern

This hymn was written after a pestilence in 1597 and is based on Psalm 45. It is used for Christmas. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern Voll Gnad und Wahrheit von dem Herrn, Die süße Wurzel Jesse! Du Sohn Davids aus … Continue reading

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From Greenland’s Icy Mountains

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal as a hymn before a collection made for the Society … Continue reading

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O Father, Thou Who Hast Created All

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): O Father, Thou who hast created all In wisest Love, we pray, Look on this babe, who at Thy gracious call Is entering on Life’s way, Bend o’er … Continue reading

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Lord, Thy Word Abideth

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Lord, Thy Word abideth, And our footsteps guideth; Who its truth believeth Light and joy receiveth. When our foes are near us, Then Thy Word doth cheer … Continue reading

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