Gerhardt Tersteegen

Gerhardt Tersteegen
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Short Name: Gerhardt Tersteegen
Full Name: Tersteegen, Gerhardt, 1697-1769
Birth Year: 1697
Death Year: 1769

Tersteegen, Gerhard, a pious and useful mystic of the eighteenth century, was born at Mörs, Germany, November 25, 1697. He was carefully educated in his childhood, and then apprenticed (1715) to his older brother, a shopkeeper. He was religiously inclined from his youth, and upon coming of age he secured a humble cottage near Mühlheim, where he led a life of seclusion and self-denial for many years. At about thirty years of age he began to exhort and preach in private and public gatherings. His influence became very great, such was his reputation for piety and his success in talking, preaching, and writing concerning spiritual religion. He wrote one hundred and eleven hymns, most of which appeared in his Spiritual Flower Garden (1731). He died April 3, 1769.

Hymn Writers of the Church by Charles S. Nutter and Wilbur F. Tillett, 1911

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Gerhardt Tersteegen or ter Stegen, was born at Moers, Netherlands [sic. Germany] , November 25, 1697. He was destined for the Reformed ministry, but after his father's death when the boy was only six, his mother was unable to send him to the university. He studied at the Gymnasium in Moers, and then earned a meager living as a silk weaver, sharing his frugal daily fare with the poor. Malnutrition and privation undermined his health to such an extent that he suffered a serious depression for some five years, following which he wrote a new covenant with God, signing it in his own blood. A strong mystic, he did not attend the services of the Reformed Church after 1719. Although forming no sect of his own, he became well known as a religious teacher and leader. His house was known as "The Pilgrim's Cottage" -- a retreat for men seeking a way of life, while he himself was known as "the physician of the poor and forsaken." Barred from preaching in his own country until 1750, he visited Holland annually from 1732 to 1755, holding meetings. In addition to his other labors he carried on a tremendous correspondence. Overwork resulted in physical breakdown, so that during the latter years of his life he could speak only to small gatherings. He died at Muhlheim on April 3, 1769. One of the three most important of Reformed hymn writers, he is also regarded as the chief representative of the mystics. He wrote 111 hymns. His important Geisliches Blumengartlein was published in 1729. H.E. Govan published The Life of Gerhard Tersteegen, with selctions from his writings, in 1902.
--The Hymnal 1940 Companion

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Tersteegen, Gerhard, son of Heinrich Tersteegen (otherwise ter Stegen or zur Stiege), merchant at Mörs (Meurs), in Rhenish Prussia, was born at Mors, Nov. 25, 1697. His parents intended that he should become a minister of the Reformed Church in Germany. His father however died in 1703, and his mother found that after giving him a thorough classical training in the Latin school at Mörs she was unable to afford the cost of his University course. He was accordingly apprenticed, in 1713, to his brother-in-law, a merchant at Mühlheim on the Ruhr, and in 1717 started in business on his own account, at Mühlheim. As he found his time much broken up, and his opportunities of meditation few, he gave up his business in 1719; and, after a short trial of linen weaving, took up the easier and much more lucrative occupation of weaving silk ribbons. During the years 1719-24 he passed through a period of spiritual depression, at the end of which his faith in the reconciling grace of Christ became assured (see No. xxxiv. below), and on Maundy Thursday, 1724, he wrote out a solemn covenant with God which he signed with his own blood. Previous to this, even before 1719, he had ceased to attend the ordinary services of the Reformed Church; and also absented himself from Holy Communion on the ground that he could not in conscience communicate along with open sinners. About the beginning of 1725 he began to speak at the prayer meetings which had been held at Mühlheim, since 1710, by Wilhelm Hoffmann, who was a candidate of theology (licensed preacher) of the Reformed Church. Tersteegen soon became known as a religious teacher among the "Stillen im Lande," as the attenders on these meetings were called, and in 1728 gave up his handicraft in order to devote himself entirely to the translation of works by medieval and recent Mystics and Quietists, including Madame Guyon and others, and the composition of devotional books, to correspondence on religious subjects, and to the work of a spiritual director of the "awakened souls." From this date to his death he was supported by a small regular income which was subscribed by his admirers and friends.

About 1727 a house at Otterbeck, between Mühlheim and Elberfeld, was set apart as a "Pilgerhütte," where the "awakened souls" could go into a spiritual retreat, under the direction of Tersteegen. This house, with accommodation for eight persons, was retained until about 1800. Tersteegen, however, did not confine himself to Mühlheim, but travelled over the district, addressing gatherings of like-minded Christians, giving special attention to Elberfeld, Barmen, Solingen, and Crefeld. From 1732 to 1755 he also went regularly every year to Holland, to visit his spiritual kinsfolk at Amsterdam and elsewhere. From 1730 to 1750 a law against conventicles was strictly enforced, and Tersteegen could not hold meetings except on his visits to Holland. During this period he removed to a house which had been Wilhelm Hoffmann's, where he preached, and provided food and simple medicines for the poor. After 1750 he resumed his public speaking until 1756, when he overstrained himself, and had to confine himself to the smallest gatherings absolutely. In 1769, dropsy set in, and after patient endurance for a season he died on April 3, 1769, at Mühlheim (Koch, vi. 46). Up to the end of his life Tersteegen remained outside the Reformed Church, but never set up a sect of his own. After his death his followers as a rule reunited themselves with it, especially when a less formal type of religion began to prevail therein.

Tersteegen's most important hymnological work was his Geistliches Blümen-Gärtlein, of which many editions were published. Tersteegen ranks as one of the three most important hymnwriters associated with the Reformed Church in Germany, the other two being F. A. Lampe and Joachim Neander.

He is however more closely allied, both as a Mystic and as a Poet, with Johann Scheffler than with either of his co-religionists. He almost equals Scheffler in power of expression and beauty of form, and if Scheffler has more pictorial grace, and a more vivid imagination, Tersteegen has more definiteness of teaching, a firmer grasp of the Christian verities, and a greater clearness in exposition. Inner union of the soul with God and Christ, the childlike simplicity and trust which this brings, renunciation of the world and of self, and daily endeavour to live as in the presence of God and in preparation for the vision of God, are the keynotes of his hymns. To his intense power of realising the unseen, his clear and simple diction, and the evident sincerity with which he sets forth his own Christian experience, his hymns owe much of their attractiveness and influence. During his lifetime they did not come much into use except through the Harfenspiel, as above, and they did not meet the taste of compilers during the Rationalistic period. But since Bunsen in his Yersuch, 1833, and Knapp in his Evangelischer Lieder-Schatz, 1837, brought his hymns once more into notice they have been received in greater or less measure into almost all the German hymnbooks, among the Lutherans as well as among the Reformed, the most popular of all being his “Gott ist gegenwärtig".

A number of Tersteegen's hymns are noted under their own first lines. They appeared, almost all for the first time, in the successive editions of his Geistliches Blümen-Gärtlein, viz., in the 1st ed., 1729; 2nd ed., 1735; 3rd ed., 1738; 4th ed., 1745; 5th ed., 1751; 6th ed., 1757; 7th ed., 1768; and in each case (after 1729) in the Third Book of that work. Those which have passed into English are as follows:—
i. Freue dich, du Kinder-Orden. Christmas. Translated as:—
Little children, God above, 1858, p. 78. Another tr. is: "Children rejoice, for God is come to earth." By Miss Dunn, 1857, p. 30.
ii. Jedes Herz will etwas lieben. Love to Christ. In the 4th ed., 1745, as above, Bk. iii., No. 70, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, entitled "The Soul wishes to take Jesus as her best Beloved." Translated as:—
1. The heart of man must something love. A cento beginning with st. ii. “Though all the world my choice deride," is in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, and also in the Plymouth Collection, 1855, and other American hymnals.
2. Something every heart is loving. A full and good translation by Mrs. Bevan, in her Songs of Eternal Life, 1858, p. 58.
iii. Jesu, der du bist alleine. Communion of Saints. In the 2nd ed., 1735, in 11 stanzas of 6 lines, entitled "Prayer on behalf of the brethren." Translated as:—
Jesus, whom Thy Church doth own. By Miss Winkworth, omitting st. iii., in her Lyra Germanica, 2nd Ser., 1858, p. 99.
iv. Jesu, mein Erbarmer! höre. Lent or Penitence. In the 2nd ed., 1735, in 12 stanzas of 6 lines, entitled "In outward and inward sufferings and Temptations." Translated as:—
Jesus, pitying Saviour, hear me. In full, by Miss Winkworth, in her Lyra Germanica, 2nd Ser., 1858, p. 133. In her Christian Singer, 1869, p. 298, she gave st. ii., v., vi., beginning "Lost in darkness, girt with dangers."
v. Nun so will ich denn mein Leben. Self-Surrender. Translated (omitting st. ii., iii., vi., x.) as:—
1. Lo! my choice is now decided. By Miss Cox, in her Sacred Hymns from the German, 1841, p. 125. Her translations of st. viii., ix., vii., altered and beginning, "One thing first and only knowing," are repeated in Hedge & Huntington's Hymns for the Church of Christ, Boston, U.S., 1853.
2. Now at last I end the strife. By Miss Winkworth, in herLyra Germanica, 2nd Ser., 1858.
vi. 0 liebe Seele! könntst du werden. The Childlike Spirit. Translated as:—
Soul! couldst thou, while on earth remaining. In Miss Cox'sHymns from German, 1864, p. 197, it begins "Soul, while on earth thou still remainest."
Other trs. are: (1) "Wouldst thou, my soul, the secret find." By Lady E. Fortescue, 1843, p. 47. (2) “Dear soul, couldst thou become a child." By Miss Winkworth, 1855, p. 22.
vii. Siegesfürste, Ehrenkönig. Ascension. Translated as:—
Conquering Prince and Lord of Glory, By Miss Winkworth, omitting st. ii., in her Lyra Germanica, 2nd Ser., 1858, p. 48.
viii. Wie gut ists, wenn man abgespehnt. Lent or Self-Renunciation. In the first edition, entitled "Of the sweetness of the hidden life of Christians." Translated as:—
How sweet it is, when, wean'd from all. This is a good and full translation by S. Jackson, in his Life of Tersteegen, 1832 (1837, p. 417).

Other hymns by Tersteegen which have been rendered into English are:—
ix. Ach Gott, es taugt doch draussen nicht. On the Vanity of Earthly Things. Tr. as, "Ah God! the world has nought to please." By Miss Winkworth, 1869, p. 304.
x. Ach, könnt ich stille sein. Peace in God. Translated as (1) "Oh! could I but be still." By Mrs. Bevan, 1859, p. 134. (2) "Ah, could I but be still." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 77.
xi. Allgenugsam Wesen. God's All-sufficiency . The trs. are (1) "Thou All-sufficient One! Who art." By Miss Warner, 1858, p. 601, repeated in Hymns of the Ages, Boston, U.S., 1865, p. 163. (2) "Thou, whose love unshaken."
xii. Bald endet sich mein Pilgerweg. Eternal Life. Translated as “Weary heart, be not desponding." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 84.
xiii. Berufne Seelen! schlafet nicht. Lent. The translations are (1) "Ye sleeping souls, awake From dreams of carnal ease." By S. Jackson, in his Life of Tersteegen, 1832 (1837, p, 413). (2) "Sleep not, 0 Soul by God awakened." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 98.
xiv. Das äussre Sonnenlicht ist da. Morning. Tr. as (1) "The World's bright Sun is risen on high." By H. J. Buckoll, 1842, p. 51. (2) "The outer sunlight now is there." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 75.
xv. Das Kreuz ist dennoch gut. Cross and Consolation. Translated as "The Cross is ever good." By Mrs. Findlater in Hymns from the Land of Luther, 1862, p. 72 (1884, p. 234).
xvi. Die Blümlein klein und gross in meines Herren Garten. On the Graces of the New Testament. The trs. are (l) "Flowers that in Jesu's garden have a place." By Miss Dunn in her translation of Tholuck's Stunden, 1853, p. 114. (2) "Full many flowers, in my Lord's garden blooming." By Dr. R. Menzies in his translation of Tholuck's Stunden, 1870, p. 182.
xvii. Die Liebe will was gauzes haben.Entire Consecration. Tr. as "Love doth the whole—not part—desire." By Miss Warner, 1869, p. 12.
xviii. Für dich sei ganz mein Herz und Leben. Consecration to Christ. The trs. are (1) "Constrain'd by love so warm and tender." By R. Massie in the British Herald, April, 1865, p. 55. (2) "My soul adores the might of loving." By Mrs. Edmund Ashley in the British Herald, Sept., 1867, p. 136, repeated in Reid's Praise Book, 1872, No. 582.
xix. Grosser Gott, in dem ich schwebe. God's Presence. Translated as "God, in Whom I have my being." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 81.
xx. Jauchzet ihr Himmel! frohlocket ihr englische Chören. Christmas. Tr. as "Triumph, ye heavens! rejoice ye with high adoration."
xxi. Jesu, den ich meine. Life in Christ. Tr. as ”Jesus, whom I long for." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 92.
xxii. Jesus-Nam, du höchster Name. The Name of Jesus. Translated as "Jesu's name, thou highest name." By S. Jackson in his Life of Tersteegen, 1832 (1837, p. 415).
xxiii. Liebwerther, süsser Gottes-Wille. Resignation to the Will of God. The translations are (1) "Thou sweet beloved Will of God." By Mrs. Bevan, 1858, p. 14. (2) “Will of God, all sweet and perfect." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 96.
xxiv. Mein ganzer Sin. Lent. Turning to God. Tr. as "My whole desire Doth deeply turn away." By Miss Warner, 1869, p. 30.
xxv. Mein Gott, mein Gott, mein wahres Leben. Self-Dedication. Tr. as "My God, my God, my life divine!" By S. Jackson in his Life of Tersteegen, 1832 (1837, p. 414).
xxvi. Mein Herz, ein Eisen grob und alt. Cross and Consolation. Tr. as "A rough and shapeless block of iron is my heart." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 79.
xxvii. Mein'n ersten Augenblick. Morning. Tr. as "Each moment I turn me."
xxviii. Nun lobet alle Gottes Sohn. Praise to Christ. Tr. as "Give glory to the Son of God." By Mrs. Bevan, 1858, p. 75.
xxix. 0 Jesu, König, hoch zu ehren. Self-surrender. Tr. as “0 Jesus, Lord of majesty." By Miss Winkworth, 1858, p. 136.
xxx. So gehts von Schritt zu Schritt. For the Dying. Tr. as "Thus, step by step, my journey to the Infinite." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 105.
xxxi. So ist denn doch nun abermal ein Jahr. New Year. Tr. as "Thus, then another year of pilgrim-life." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 73.
xxxii. Sollt ich nicht gelassen sein. Cross and Consolation. Tr. as “Should I not be meek and still." By Mrs. Bevan, 1858, p. 45.
xxxiii. Von allen Singen ab. Turning to God. Tr. as "From all created things." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 100.
xxxiv. Wie bist du mir so innig gut. The Grace of Christ. Written in 1724 at the close of his time of spiritual despondency. “This state of spiritual darkness continued five years; until at length whilst on a journey to a neighbouring town, the day-spring from on high again visited him; and the atoning mercy of Jesus Christ was made so deeply and convincingly apparent to him, that his heart was set entirely at rest. On this occasion he composed that beautiful hymn, &c." Translated as “How gracious, kind, and good, My great High Priest art Thou" (st. i.-v.), No. 74 in Dr. Leifchild's Original Hymns, 1842.
xxxv. Wiederun ein Augenblick. The Flight of Time. Tr. as: (1) “Of my Time one Minute more." (2) "One more flying moment." By Lady Durand, 1873, p. 26.
xxxvi. Willkomm'n, verklarter Gottes Sohn. Easter. This is translated as "O Glorious Head, Thou livest now." By Miss Winkworth, 1855, p. 89. Repeated in Schaff’s Christ in Song, 1870.

The first Book of the Blumen-Gärtlein contains short poems, more of the nature of aphorisms than of hymns. In the ed. of I76S there are in all 568 pieces in Book i., and of these Miss Winkworth has translated Nos. 429, 474, 565, 573, 575, 577 in her Christian Singers, 1869. Others are tr. by Lady Durand, in her Imitations from the German of Spitta and Terstsegen, 1873, as above, and by S. Jackson, in his Life of Tersteegen, 1832. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Texts by Gerhardt Tersteegen (180)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Ach Gott, Du Gott der Seligkeit! in Jesu mir gewogenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German6
All hail! O glorious Son of GodG. Ter Steegen (Author)English2
Allgenugsam Wesen, das ich mir [hab] erlesenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German29
Ante le presenciaGerhard Tersteegen (Author)Spanish2
Art thou weary, sad, and lonelyGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English3
As in this darksome wild I strayGerhard Tersteegen (Author)2
Berufne Seelen, schlafet nichtGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German19
Brunn alles Heils, Dich ehren wirGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German71
Come brethren let us hasten onGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
Come, brethren, let us go! The evening closeth roundGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English19
Come, brothers, let us onwardGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English5
Conquering Prince and King of gloryGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English4
Conquering Prince and Lord of gloryGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English11
Danke dem Herren, o Seele, dem Ursprung der GüterGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German38
Das äuss're Sonnenlicht ist daGerh. Tersteegen (Author)German15
Dear Soul, couldst thou become a childGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)English5
Denket doch ihr MenschenkinderGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German11
Der Abend kommt, die Sonne sich verdecketGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German22
Deus está presente. Vamos adorá-loGerhard Tersteegen (Author)Portuguese2
Deus perto está! O seu quererGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)Portuguese2
¡Dios está presente!Gerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)Spanish7
¡Dios llama aún! yo debo responderleGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)Spanish2
Du aller Geister RuhGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German3
Du, Gott, bist selbst dir Ort und ZeitGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German6
Du hast, o Güte, dem Leibe die NotdurftGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German2
Du schönes GotteskindGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German8
Einmütig saß der gläub'gen scharGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German5
Es lebe Gott allein in mirGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German11
Es ruft der Herr, soll ich denn nichtGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)German2
Freue dich, du Kinder-ordenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German5
Für dich sein ganz mein Herz und LebenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German2
Geht, ihr Streiter, immer weiterG. Tersteegen (Author)German11
Gib, Jesu, dass ich dich genieß in allen deinen GabenG. Tersteegen (Author)German30
God calling yet! shall I not hear?Gerhard Tersteegen (Author)English319
God calling yet! and shall I never hearkenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
God himself is presentGerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)3
God Himself is with us, Let us now adore HimGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English96
God Himself is with us, Let us now adore Him, And with reverence come before Him (Coffin)Gerhard Tersteegen (Author)English4
God himself is with us, Let us all adore him (Hymnal 1940)Gerhard Tersteegen (Author)English5
God is in his holy temple, O let us adore himGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)English5
God is in His temple, Let us fall before HimGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)English1
God is in His temple, the almighty FatherGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)English1
God is present with us, Let us now adore himGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
God, your glorious presenceGerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769) (Author)2
Gott, du bist Licht und wohnst im LichtGerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)German2
Gott ist gegenwärtig!Gerh. Tersteegen (Author)German67
Gott ist im Fleische! wer kann dies Geheimnis Verstehen?Gerhardt Tersteegen (Author)German2
Gott ist nahe denen, die auf ihn sich lehnenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German3
Gott rufet noch; sollt ich nicht endlich hören?Gerh. Terstegen (Author)German26
Groß ist unsers Gottes Güte, Seine Treu, täglich neuGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German32
Großer Gott, in dem ich schwebeGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German7
Großer Gott, mit Ehrfurcht dienen Dir Seraphim und CherubinenG. Terstegen, 1697-1769 (Author)German5
Großer Gott, wir fallen niederGerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)German6
Herr Jesu Christe, mein ProphetGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German36
Herr, unser Gott, mit Ehrfurcht dienenG. Tersteegen (Author)German4
I reverence love's great power unendingGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
I sing the praise of Love almightyGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
I sing the praise of love unboundedGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English6
I worship love's transcending powerGerhard Tersteegen (Author)2
I worship wholly love's great powerGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
Ich bete an die Macht der LiebeGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German64
Ich bin ein schwaches KindGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German3
Ich bin in Kreuz, was soll ich tun?Gerhard Tersteegen (Author)German8
Ich einsam TurteltäubeleinGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German3
In Gott verborgen leben, Mit ihm allein bekanntG. Tersteegen (Author)German16
In Gott verborgen leben, Das ist ein schönerGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German2
In Jesu Namen ich [ganz] alleine fangGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German4
Is there a thing beneath the sunGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English3
Jaśniejąca chwałoGerhard Tersteegen, d. 1769 (Author)Polish2
Jauchzet, ihr Himmel, Erde sei fröhlich!G. Tersteegen (Author)German1
Jauchzet, ihr Himmel, frohlocket, ihr Engel, in ChörenGerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)German26
Jesu, den ich meineGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German9
Jesu der du bist alleineG. Tersteegen (Author)German30
Jesu, mein Erbarmer, höreGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German5
Jesus Nam, du höchster NameGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German26
Jesus, pitying Savior, hear meGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English5
Jesus, thou our sole salvationGerhard Tersteegen (Author)2
Jesus, whom Thy Church doth own As her Head and King aloneTersteegen (Author)English4
Jioni moyo wanguGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)Swahili2
Kinder, liebet, und betrübetGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German5
Kom, Brødre, lad os hasteGerh. Terstegen (Author (attributed to))Norwegian4
Komm, heiliger Geist, komm niederwärtsGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German13
Kommt, Kinder [Brüder], lasst uns gehenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German80
Kommt, Kinder, lasst uns wandernGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German11
Kommt, Kinder, schickt auf's besteGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German4
Kommt, lasst uns gehn aufs neubelebte FeldGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German2
Ku nam się, o Zbawco, zbliżGerhard Tersteegen, d. 1769 (Author)Polish2
Lass meinen Geist in deinem Armen, JesuGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German2
Liebster Heiland, nahe dich, Meinen Grund berühreGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German52
Liebwerter süßer Gottes WilleGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German3
Light of light eternalGerhard Tersteegen (Author)2
Like a little wandering lambTer Steegen (Author)English3
Lo, a soul Thy love has boughtGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English3
Lo! God is here: let us adoreG. Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)English85
Lord Jesus, all my sin and guiltGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
Lord our God, in reverence lowlyGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English3
Mein Erlöser kennet michGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German3
Mein Erlöser! schaue dochGerh. Tersteegen (Author)German19
Mein ganzer Sinn sich gründlich kehret hinGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German3
Mein Herz, ein Eisen grob und altGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German3
Meinen ersten Augenblick, ich Dir, Herr JesuGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German1
Midst the darkness, storm, and sorrowGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English8
Mungu yupo hapaG. Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)Swahili2
My whole desire doth deeply turn awayGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
Name of Jesus, highest nameTersteegen (Author)English6
Não há no mundo amor intensoGerhard Tersteegen (Author)Portuguese2
你這神的隱藏的愛 (Nǐ zhè shén de yǐncáng de ài)Gerhard Tersteegen (Author)Chinese2
Niebo, wykrzykuj! Wy, chóry aniołów, śpiewajcie!Gerhardt Tersteegen (Author)Polish2
Noch dennoch will ich liebenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German2
Noch ruft der Herr, es lockt sein WortGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)German3
Now at last I end this strifeGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English3
Nun lobet alle Gottes SohnG. Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)German56
Nun schläfet man, und wer nicht schlafenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German6
Nun sich der Tag geendet, mein Herz sich zu Dir wendetGerh. Tersteegen (Author)German8
Nun so will ich denn mein LebenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German12
O Boże, Duchu, o światłościGerhard Tersteegen (Author)Polish2
O breath from out the eternal silenceGerhard Tersteegen (Author)2
O Glorious Head, Thou livest now!Gerhard Tersteegen (Author)English9
O God, a world of empty showGerhard Tersteegen (Author)3
O God, O Spirit, Light of all that liveGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English15
O God, whose love, immense in heightGerhard Tersteegen (Author)2
O Gott, o Geist, o Licht des LebensGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German26
O Jesu, göttlich WunderkindGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German6
O Jesu, König hoch zu ehren du höchstverklärter GottessohnGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German8
O Jesu, meines Lebens Licht mein Trost und meine ZuversichtGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German3
O Jesu, meines Lebens Licht nun ist die Nacht vergangenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German43
O Jesu, schau, ein Sünder ganz beladenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German14
O Jesus, Lord of majesty, O glorious King, eternal SonGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)English2
O Liebe Seele, könntst du werdenGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German13
O liebster Herr, ich armes KindG. Tersteegen (Author)German1
O Lord, our God, in reverence lowlyGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English4
O power of love, all else transcendingG. Tersteegen (Author)English12
O Majestät! wir fallen nieder!G. Tersteegen (Author)German16
O, Majesty, we come to praise theeGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
O might of love, Christ's revelationGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English3
O Thou, to whose all-searching sightGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English20
O Weisheit, aller Himmel Zier Komm vin dein'mGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German8
O wie lieb' ich, Herr, die deinenG. Tersteegen (Author)German4
Oh Fuente oculta de solazGerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)Spanish2
¡Oh! Tú, cuya mirada escrutadoraGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)Spanish2
Once blind with sin and selfGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English4
One thing first and only knowingGerhard Tersteegen (Author)2
Roho yangu tua hapaGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)Swahili2
Ruhe hier, mein Geist, ein wenigGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German14
Schwing' dich auf, mein Geist, ein wenigG. Tersteegen (Author)German6
Setze dich, mein Geist, ein wenigGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German51
Siegesfürst und EhrenkönigGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German57
So gehts von Schritt zu Schritt zur großen EwigkeitGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German3
Sollt ich nicht gelassen seinGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German2
Something every heart is lovingGerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)English14
Soul, couldst thou while on earth remainingGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English1
Sweet to trace Christ's toiling footstepsGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English4
Synger for Herren og leger, I himmelske Hære!Gerhard Tersteegen (Author)Norwegian5
The Cross is ever goodGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)English2
The Lamb was slain, let us adoreGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English5
The race of God’s anointed priestsGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
Thou all sufficient oneTersteegen (Author)English2
Thou Breath from still eternityGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
Thou fairest Child divineGerhardt Tersteegen. 1697-1769 (Author)English7
Thou, Fount of blessing, we adore!Tersteegen (Author)English3
Thou hidden Father's love, whose heightGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English3
Thou hidden love of God, Whose heightGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English178
Thou sweet, beloved will of GodGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English13
Though all the world my choice derideGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English19
Triumph, ye heavens, rejoice ye with high adorationGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English7
Truth calling me, shall I not hearGerhard Tersteegen (Author)2
Uwielbiam moc milości świętąGerhard Tersteegen (Author)Polish2
Verborgne Gottesliebe duGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German9
Verklärtes Haupt, nun lebest duGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)German2
Wann grünt dein ganzer ErdenkreisGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German12
Wenn sich die Sonn erhebetGerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)German18
Weisheit, o aller Himmel ZierGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German2
What mercy and divine compassion (Kaufman)Gerhard Tersteegen, 1697-1769 (Author)1
What mercy and divine compassion (Tersteegen)Gerhard Tersteegen (Author)2
Wie bist du mir so innig gutGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German51
Wie gut ist's, wenn man abgespehntGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German4
Wie treu bist Du! Jahrtausende hindurchGerhardt Tersteegen (Author)German2
Wilt Thou be the sinner’s servantGerhard Tersteegen (Author)English2
Wir haben uns verbundenG. Tersteegen (Author)German2
Zu mir, zu mir, ruft Jesus nochGerhard Tersteegen (Author)German16

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