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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Author Bio Information

Freylinghausen, Johann Anastasius's bio information

December 2, 1670 - February 12, 1739

Born: December 2, 1670, Gandersheim, Harz Mountains, Germany.

Died: February 12, 1739, Halle, Germany.

Freylinghausen studied theology at the Universities of Jena (1689), and Halle (1692). In 1695 he started work at the orphanage and Pädagogium (educational institute) of Halle an der Saale. He married the director’s daughter and himself became director in 1727. He was also pastor at St. Ulrich Church in Halle.

Freylinghausen wrote and composed 44 hymns. In 1697, he published the first edition of his Geistreiches Gesangbuch (Spiritual Hymnal). The 1704 edition included 683 hymns (83 of them by Paul Gerhardt) with 174 hymn tunes. This was the most important hymn collection of the Pietistic period of Lutheran hymnody. In the following decades, more hymns were added, and by 1741 it had 1,581 hymns with 597 tunes.

Sources

* Frost, p. 671
* Hughes, pp. 395-6
* Julian, pp. 395-6
* Stulken, pp. 132-3
* Telford, p. 328

Music

1. Das Ist Meine Freude
2. Dir, Dir, Jehovah
3. Gott Sei Dank durch Alle Welt
4. Irene
5. Jesus Ist das Schönste Licht
6. Lobe Den Herren, O Meine Seele
7. Macht Hoch die Tür
8. Sebastian

Source: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/f/r/freylinghausen_ja.html

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Born: December 2, 1670 - Gandersheim, Harz Mountains, Germany
Died: February 12, 1739 - Halle, Germany

Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen studied theology at the Universities of Jena (1689), and Halle (1692). In 1695 he started work at the orphanage and Pädagogium (educational institute) of Halle an der Saale. He married the director’s daughter and himself became director in 1727. He was also pastor at St. Ulrich Church in Halle.

Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen wrote and composed 44 hymns. In 1697, he published the first edition of his Geistreiches Gesangbuch (Spiritual Hymnal). The 1704 edition included 683 hymns (83 of them by Paul Gerhardt) with 174 hymn tunes. This was the most important hymn collection of the Pietistic period of Lutheran hymnody. In the following decades, more hymns were added, and by 1741 it had 1,581 hymns with 597 tunes.

Source: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Lib/Freylinghausen-Johann-Anastasius.html

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