Christe, du bist der helle Tag

Christe, du bist der helle Tag. Erasmus Alber* (ca. 1500-1553). This is a companion-piece to Alber’s morning hymn for children, ‘Steht auf, ihr lieben Kinderlein’*. It is a German version of the Latin hymn, ‘Christe qui lux es et dies’*. It was first printed with the morning hymn, in Die Morgen geseng für die Kinder newlich zusamen gebracht. Auch dabey die abent unnd Vesper geseng (Nürnberg, ca. 1556) (‘A morning hymn for children newly assembled together; and also a hymn for evening Vespers’). It was then found in a Hamburg Enchiridion, Geistliker Leder (1558) and in Christliches Gesangbüchlein (Eisleben, 1568). In Wackernagel, Das Deutsche Kirchenlied III. 884 it is entitled ‘Abendt oder...

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