Category Archives: German Hymns

When Morning Gilds The Skies

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Formby’s Catholic Hymns (1853) where it is listed under the header “May Jesus Christ Be Praised”: When morning gilds the skies, My heart awaking cries, May Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Sei Lob Und Ehr Dem Höchsten Gut

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns from the German (1864) where it is listed under the header “Lobgesang”: Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut, Dem Vater aller Güte, Dem Gott, Der alle Wunder … Continue reading

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Lord Of Our Life, And God Of Our Salvation

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed under General Hymns: Lord of our life, and God of our salvation, Star of our night, and Hope of every nation, … Continue reading

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Ein’ Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Dr. Martin Luther’s Deutsche Geistliche Lieder: The Hymns of Martin Luther Set to Their Original Melodies with an English Translation (1883): Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott, Ein’ … Continue reading

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Guter Hirt, Du Hast Gestillt

This is a German hymn for the burial of the dead. This is the text of this hymn as it appears in A Historical Companion to Hymns Ancient and Modern (1889): Guter Hirt, Du hast gestillt Deines Lämmchens langen Jammer; … Continue reading

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Ah Jesu Christ, my Lord most dear

This is a medieval German lullaby which has been adapted as a hymn for Baptism in its English translation. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Christian Singers of Germany (1869) where it is listed … Continue reading

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Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier

This is a German hymn for Baptism. This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the hymnal Kern Geistlicher Lieblicher Lieder (1733): Liebster JESU! wir sind hier / Deinem worte nach zu leben; Dieses kindlein kommt zu … Continue reading

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