The True and Joyful Sun

The true and joyful Sun is He (Er ist die rechte Freudensonn)

Author: Georg Weissel; Translator: Orlando Schmidt (1978)
Tune: MACHT HOCH DIE TÜR (Round)
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Author: Georg Weissel

Weissel, Georg, son of Johann Weissel, judge and afterwards burgomaster at Doranau, near Königsberg, was born at Domnau in 1590. He studied at the University of Königsberg, from 1608 to 1611, and thereafter, for short periods, at Wittenberg, Leipzig, Jena, Strassburg, Basel and Marburg In 1614 he was appointed rector of the school at Friedland near Domnau, but resigned this post after three years, and returned to Königsberg to resume his studies in theology. Finally, in 1623, he became pastor of the newly erected Altrossgart church at Königsberg, where he remained till his death, on August 1, 1635. Weissel was one of the most important of the earlier hymn-writers of Prussia. His hymns, about 20 in all, are good in style, moderate in le… Go to person page >

Translator: Orlando Schmidt

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Text Information

First Line: The true and joyful Sun is He (Er ist die rechte Freudensonn)
Title: The True and Joyful Sun
German Title: Er ist die rechted Freudensonn
Author: Georg Weissel
Translator: Orlando Schmidt (1978)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1979
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1979.

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