Hymn: O Morning Star, O Radiant Sun

Author (sts. 1, 3, 4): Friedrich von Spee

Spee, Friedrich von, son of Peter Spee (of the family of Spee, of Langenfeld), judge at Kaisers worth, was born at Kaisersworth, Feb. 25, 1591. He was educated in the Jesuit gymnasium at Cologne, entered the order of the Jesuits there on Sept. 22, 1610, and was ordained priest about 1621. From 1613 to 1624 he was one of the tutors in the Jesuit college at Cologne, and was then sent to Paderborn to assist in the Counter Reformation. In 1627 he was summoned by the Bishop of Würzburg to act as confessor to persons accused of witchcraft, and, within two years, had to accompany to the stake some 200 persons, of all ranks and ages, in whose innocence he himself firmly believed (His Cautio criminalis, sen de processibus contra sagas lib, Rinteln,… Go to person page >

Author (st. 2): Martin Tel

Martin Tel, Princeton Seminary’s C.F. Seabrook Director of Music, earned an M.Mus. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. from Calvin Theological Seminary, and a D.M.A. from the University of Kansas. Tel is interested in congregational singing and the Psalter. His courses cover musical resources for the congregation, the Psalms in worship, and collaborative worship planning. --www.ptsem.edu/ Go to person page >

Translator (sts. 1, 3, 4): Martin L. Seltz

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Text Information

First Line: O Morning Star, O radiant Sun
Title: Hymn: O Morning Star, O Radiant Sun
Author (sts. 1, 3, 4): Friedrich von Spee
Author (st. 2): Martin Tel
Translator (sts. 1, 3, 4): Martin L. Seltz
Notes: Hymn stanzas sung as responsorial refrains to reading or chanting of text of Psalm 144.
Copyright: St. 2 © 2011 Martin Tel, admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources



O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF is a German chorale melody published anonymously in Rheinfelsisches Deutsches Catholisches Gesangbuch (1666 ed.). Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee member Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) prepared the harmonization in 1985. The tune is in Dorian mode and exhibits two main rhyt…

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