All Ye Who on This Earth Do Dwell

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1 All ye who on this earth do dwell,
Give thanks and glorify
The Lord whose praises ever swell
In seraph songs on high.

2 Lift up your hearts in praise to God,
Himself best Gift of all,
Who works His wonders all abroad,
Upholding great and small.

3 Since first our life began to be,
He has preserved our frame;
And when man's strength was vanity,
He as our Helper came.

4 Though often we His patience try
And well deserve His frown,
In grace He lays His anger by
And pours new blessings down.

5 'Tis He revives our fainting soul,
Gives joyful hearts to men;
And when great waves of trouble roll,
He drives them back again.

6 May He adorn with precious peace
Our own, our native, land
And crown with joys that never cease
The labors of our hand!

7 Long as we tarry here below
Our saving Health is He;
And when from earth to heaven we go,
May He our portion be!



Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #52

Translator: Alfred Ramsey

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Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gräfenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

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First Line: All nations that on earth do dwell
Title: All Ye Who on This Earth Do Dwell
German Title: Nun danket all' und bringet Ehr'
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1653, cento)
Translator: Alfred Ramsey
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

GRÄFENBERG

Composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) as a setting for Paul Gerhardt's "Nun danket all’ und bringet Ehr," GRÄFENBERG was first published in the 1647 edition of Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica. The tune is arbitrarily named after a water-cure spa in Silesia, Austria, which became famous in the 1820…

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