How great thy goodness, heavenly Father

Author: Chr. F. Gellert

Gellert, Christian Fürchtegott, son of Christian Gellert, pastor at Hainichen in the Saxon Harz, near Freiberg, was born at Hainichen, July 4, 1715. In 1734 he entered the University of Leipzig as a student of theology, and after completing his course acted for some time as assistant to his father. But then, as now, sermons preached from manuscript were not tolerated in the Lutheran Church, and as his memory was treacherous, he found himself compelled to try some other profession. In 1739 he became domestic tutor to the sons of Herr von Lüttichau, near Dresden, and in 1741 returned to Leipzig to superintend the studies of a nephew at the University. He also resumed his own studies. He graduated M.A. 1744; became in 1745 private tutor or l… Go to person page >

Translator: C. G. Haas

Born: November 27, 1862, New Haven, Missouri. Died: June 13, 1928, Buffalo, New York. Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York. Haas attended public schools in Jefferson City, Missouri, and graduated from Elmhurst College, near Chicago, Illinois (1883) and Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Missouri (1886). He organized and served at St. James Church, St. Louis, Missouri (1886-1903), and was pastor of St. Paul’s Church, Buffalo, New York (1903-28). --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: How great thy goodness, heavenly Father
German Title: Wie groß ist des Allmächt'gen Güte!
Translator: C. G. Haas (1898)
Author: Chr. F. Gellert
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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WIE GROSS IST DES ALLMÄCHT'GEN GÜTE (Freylinghausen)

DIE TUGEND WIRD is derived from the more ornamented version found in Johann Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), where it was used as a setting for "Die Tugend wird am Kreus geubet." The tune is a rounded bar form (AABA) with harmony suited to part singing. Congregational singin…

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