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Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott (Clausnitzer)

Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott. Tobias Clausnitzer* (1619-1684).  According to James Mearns*, this hymn for Trinity Sunday first appeared in a Gesang-Buch published at Culmbach-Bayreuth in 1668, where it had the initials ‘C.A.D.’ (JJ, p. 238). It appeared with Clausnitzer’s name in a Nürnberg Gesang-Buch (1676) in three stanzas, corresponding to the three persons of the Holy Trinity: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott,                  We all believe in One true God, Vater, Sohn, heiligen Geist,                       Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Der uns hilft in aller noth,                          Strong Deliv’rer in our need, Den die schaar der engel preist,               Prais’d by all...

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