Louvai ao Deus da Criação

Author: Johann Jakob Schütz

Schütz, Johann Jakob, was born Sept. 7, 1640, at Frankfurt am Main. After studying at Tübingen (where he became a licentiate in civil and canon law), he began to practise as an advocate in Frankfurt, and in later years with the title of Rath. He seems to have been a man of considerable legal learning as well as of deep piety. He was an intimate friend of P. J. Spener; and it was, in great measure, at his suggestion, that Spener began his famous Collegia Pietatis. After Spener left Frankfurt, in 1686, Schütz came under the influence of J. W. Petersen; and carrying out Petersen's prin¬ciples to their logical conclusion, he became a Separatist, and ceased to attend the Lutheran services or to communicate. He died at Frankfurt, May 22, 1690… Go to person page >

Translator: João Soares da Fonseca

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Text Information

First Line: Louvai ao Deus da criação
Title: Louvai ao Deus da Criação
English Title: Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above
Translator: João Soares da Fonseca (1990)
Author: Johann Jakob Schütz (1675)
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation 1990 João S. da Fonseca. Used by permission.



MIT FREUDEN ZART has some similarities to the French chanson "Une pastourelle gentille" (published by Pierre Attaingnant in 1529) and to GENEVAN 138 (138). The tune was published in the Bohemian Brethren hymnal Kirchengesänge (1566) with Vetter's text "Mit Freuden zart su dieser Fahrt." Splendid mu…

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