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Ich steh in meines Herren Hand

Ich steh in meines Herren Hand. Karl Johann Philipp Spitta* (1801-1859). First published in Spitta’s Psalter und Harfe (Pirna, 1833), where it was entitled ‘Zuversicht’ (‘Confidence’). It had five 8-line verses. It is a hymn which expresses very clearly the trust in God, whatever may happen (‘Und wenn zerfällt/ Die ganze Welt,/ Wer sich an ihm, und wen er hält,/ Wird wohlbehalten bleiben’). All five verses are in EG in the ‘Angst und Vertrauen’ (‘Anxiety and Confidence’) section (EG...

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