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Komm, Herr, segne uns

Komm, Herr, segne uns. Dieter Trautwein* (1928-2002). Trautwein was actively involved in the ‘Kirchentag’ movement in Germany, and the words and music of this hymn were written in 1978 and used at a Kirchentag festival at Nürnberg in 1979 (published the same year in Lieder zum Kirchentag. Liederheft zum 18. Deutschen Evangelischen Kirchentag). It was included in a 1984 supplement to the Evangelisches Kirchengesangbuch of 1950. It is found in EG in the ‘Eingang und Ausgang’ section (EG 170). There are three/four stanzas: in EG the first, with its reference to ‘Lachen oder Weinen wird gesegnet sein’ (‘laughter or crying will be blest’) is repeated to make verse 4. In Gotteslob, where it is...

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