One true God we all confess

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1 One true God we all confess:
Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Present Helper in distress,
Praised by all the heav'nly host:
God the Father, by whose might
All things are, and move aright.

2 Jesus Christ as Lord we own:
God of God, and Mary's Son,
Who descended from His throne,
And for us Salvation won;
Who Has blood and life hath given
That we might be heirs of heaven.

3 We the Holy Ghost adore—
Going forth from Father, Son,--
Who consoles us evermore,
Lest we be by sin undone.
Praise, O Holy Trinity!
Praise forever be to Thee.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #209

Author: T. Clausnitzer

Clausnitzer, Tobias, born at Thum, near Annaberg, in Saxony, probably on Feb. 5,1619. After studying at various Universities, and finally at Leipzig (where he graduated M.A. in 1643), he was appointed, in 1644, chaplain to a Swedish regiment. In that capacity he preached the thanksgiving sermon in St. Thomas's Church, Leipzig, on "Reminiscere" Sunday, 1645 (ii. Sunday in Lent) on the accession of Christina as Queen of Sweden; as also the thanksgiving sermon at the field service held by command of General Wrangel, at Weiden, in the Upper Palatine, on January 1, 1649, after the conclusion of the Peace of Westphalia. In 1649 he was appointed first pastor at Weiden, and remained there (being also appointed later a member of the Consistory, and… Go to person page >

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First Line: One true God we all confess
Original Language: German
Author: T. Clausnitzer
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #209

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a209

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