Kommt her, ihr seid geladen

Kommt her, ihr seid geladen. Ernst Moritz Arndt* (1769-1860). This hymn for Holy Communion was printed in the addenda (‘nebst geistlichen Liedern’) to Arndt’s Von dem Wort und dem Kirchenliede nebst geistlichen Liedern (Bonn, 1829). It opens the ‘Abendmahl’ (‘Holy Communion’) section of EG (EG 213), where it has six 8-line verses. Its message (‘Come unto me, all ye that are heavy laden…’) is characteristic of Arndt’s work in its reaction against the rationalism of the 18th...

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