Sweet delight, most lovely, shining

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gr√§fenhaynichen, 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 >

Translator (st. 1-2): Madeleine Forell Marshall

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First Line: Sweet delight, most lovely, shining
Translator (st. 1-2): Madeleine Forell Marshall (1993)
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1648)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: NETTLETON
Copyright: Translation © 1993 Madeleine Forell Marshall

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The New Century Hymnal #269



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