Rise, O Sun of righteousness

Author: Christian David

David, Christian, b. Dec. 31, 1690, at Senftleben, near Fulnek, Moravia. 1722 built the first house in Herrnhut. d. Feb. 3, 1751, at Herrnhut. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Translator: Frank Stoldt

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First Line: Rise, O Sun of righteousness
Author: Christian David
Translator: Frank Stoldt
Source: Other authors also
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Copyright: © 2003 Augsburg Fotress



SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT was originally the tune to a fifteenth-century folk song, "Der reich Mann war geritten aus," and it was adopted by the Bohemian Brethren for 1566 hymnal, Kirchengeseng. The tune is thus a contrafactum, changed from the folk/court use to church use. The title is the German inc…

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