Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. Martin Luther* (1483-1546). This hymn may have been written for the Season of Advent in 1523. It is found in the Wittenberg hymn book of 1524, Etlich christlich lider Lobgesang un[d] Psalm, and in Eyn Enchiridion oder Handbuchlein (Erfurt, 1524). Its title ‘Hymnus. Veni Redemptor gentium’ indicates its provenance from the Latin text (see Veni Redemptor omnium*). Luther added a doxology, to make a hymn of eight stanzas, five of which are in EG (EG 4). The omitted stanzas in EG were 2, 3, and 6: 2. Nicht von Mans Blut noch von fleisch, allein von dem heyligen geyst Ist Gottes wort worden eyn mensch, und bluet eyn frucht weibs...

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