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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

Composer Bio Information

Drese, Adam's bio information

Tuesday, December 15, 1620 - Tuesday, February 15, 1701

Born: December 15, 1620 - probably Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Died: February 15, 1701 - Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany

Adam Drese studied music at Warsaw under Marco Scacchi.

Drese was director at Weimar from 1655. Afterwards held similar appointments to the Duke of Brunswick, and at Arnstadt, where he died in 1701, shortly before J.S. Bach came there. The following occurs in the notice of Drese’s death in the Arnstadt church records: On February 15, 1701, at 10 o’clock in the evening, Herr Adam Drese fell asleep in God. . . . Age, 80 years, 2 months.

Source: ELHHB Website [Dahle, Library of Christian Hymns; Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal]
Contributed by Aryeh Oron (August 2003)

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