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Dein König kommt in niedern Hüllen

Dein König kommt in niedern Hüllen. Friedrich Rückert* (1788-1866). This hymn was entitled ‘Adventlied’, and appeared in a collection, Gesammelte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert (Erlangen, 1834). It had six 6-line stanzas, all of which are found in EG. It celebrates the coming of the Christ-child in lowly form (‘niedern Hüllen’). He is a mighty Lord without an army (‘ohne Heere’, verse 2), whose kingdom is not of this world (verse 3), and who comes to bring light to the world (verse 6). JRW Further Reading Martin Rössler, note to hymn 14, Liederkunde zum EG Volume 5, pp...

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