Wunderbarer König, Herrscher von uns allen

Wunderbarer König, Herrscher von uns allen. Joachim Neander* (1650-1680). First published in A und Ω. Joachimi Neandri Glaub- und Liebesübung: auffgemuntert durch einfältige Bundes Lieder und Danck-Psalmen (Bremen, 1680). It is found in the ‘Loben und Danken’ section of EG in four 9-line verses (EG 327). In 1680 it was entitled ‘Inciting oneself to the praise of God’. The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal points out that verse 1 line 4 was originally ‘Deine Vaters Güte’ (‘thy fatherly goodness’), altered by an unknown hand in 1698 to ‘Deines Vaters Güte’ (‘Thy father’s goodness’), thus changing the address of the hymn to Jesus Christ rather than to God the Father. In EG the line is ‘Deine...

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