Es kennt der Herr die Seinen

Es kennt der Herr die Seinen. Karl Johann Philipp Spitta* (1801-1859). First published in Spitta’s Psalter und Harfe. Zweite Sammlung (Leipzig, 1843), in six 8-line stanzas. It was entitled ‘Der Herr kennet die Seinen’ (‘The Lord knows his own’, from 2 Timothy 2: 19). In EG it is included in full in the ‘Rechtfertigung und Zuversicht’ (‘Justification and Confidence’) section (EG 358), with the heading ‘1 Korinther 13,13’, referring to the inclusion in verse 5 of ‘Glauben, Hoffnung, Liebe’ (‘faith, hope and...

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