Die Seele ruht in Jesus Armen

Die Seele ruht in Jesus Armen

Author: J. L. K. Allendorf
Published in 9 hymnals

Author: J. L. K. Allendorf

Allendorf, Johann Ludwig Konrad, b. Feb. 9, 1693, at Josbach, near Marburg, Hesse, where his father was pastor. He entered the University of Giessen in 1711, but in 1713 passed on to Halle to study under Francke, and then, in 1717, became tutor in the family of Count Henkel of Odersberg. In 1723 he became tutor to the family of Count Erdmann v. Promnitz at Sorau, and in 1724 was appointed Lutheran Court preacher at Cothen, when one of the Count's daughters was married to the Prince of Anhalt-Cothen. After the death of his first wife the Prince married her younger sister, but the latter, dying in 1750, the need for a Lutheran Court preacher ceased, he being of the Reformed Confession. Allendorf was then summoned by Count Christian Ernst v. S… Go to person page >

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First Line: Die Seele ruht in Jesus Armen
Author: J. L. K. Allendorf
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Die Seele ruht in Jesu Armen [Eternal Life.] Founded on an anonymous hymn in 5 stanzas beginning, "Ich ruhe nun in Gottes Armen," included as No. 655, in pt. ii., 1714, of Freylinghausen's Gesang-Buch; but not in the Einhundert . . . Lieder, Dresden, 1694 [Leipzig Town Library]. According to Lauxmann in Koch, viii. 689, Allendorf's hymn was first printed separately. In pt. ii. of the 4th ed., 1744, of the Cothnische Lieder, as above, p. 264, in 13 st. of 101. entitled, "Of a soul blessed there with the beatific vision," Rev. xxii. 4. Written in the spirit of Canticles, it is included in full in the Neue Sammlung, Wernigerode, 1752, No. 92, but is generally abridged, Knapp, in his Evangelischer Lieder-Schatz., 1850, No. 3059.(ed. 1865, No. 3123) altering it and omitting stanzas vi., ix., x. Lauxmann relates that Diaconus Schlipalius, of the Holy Cross Church in Dresden, told his wife on Jan. 1,1764, while he was yet in perfect health, that he would die during the year. He comforted her apprehensions with stanzas vi.-xi. of this hymn, which consoled himself shortly before his death on April 6 of that year. The only translation in common use is:-

Now rests her soul in Jesus' arms. A good translation of stanzas i., ii., viii., xii., xiii., in the 1st Ser., 1855, of Miss Winkworth's Lyra Germanica, p. 250 (later eds. p. 252). Thence, omitting stanza xii., as No. 362 in E. H. Bickersteth's Psalms & Hymns, 1858.

-- Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Deutsches Gesangbuch für die Evangelisch-Luterische Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten: herausgegeben mit kirchlicher Genehmigung #676Page Scan
Deutsches Gesangbuch für die Evangelisch-Luterische Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten: herausgegeben mit kirchlicher Genehmigung (22nd aufl.) #676Page Scan
Deutsches Gesangbuch: eine auswahl geistlicher Lieder aus allen Zeiten der Christlichen Kirche #494Page Scan
Deutsches Gesangbuch: eine auswahl geistlicher Lieder aus allen Zeiten der Christlichen Kirche für kirchliche und häusliche Gebrauch (Neue, verb. und verm. Aufl) #494Page Scan
Deutsches Gesangbuch: für den Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in den Vereinigten Staaten herausgegen mit kirchlicher Genehmigung #676Page Scan
Evangelisches Gesangbuch: herausgegeben von dem Evangelischen Kirchenvereindes Westens #531Page Scan
Evangelisches Gesangbuch; herausgegeben von der Deutschen Evangelischen Synode von Nord-Amerika (Revidierte Ausgabe) #531Page Scan
Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Kirche: herausgegeben von der Deutschen Evangelischen Synode von Nord-Amerika #628Page Scan
Gesangbuch mit Noten: herausgegeben von der Allgemeinen Conferenz der Mennoniten von Nord-Amerika #548Page Scan



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