Joachim Neander, 1680
According to hymnologist Kenneth Osbeck, Joachim Neander has been called the greatest of all German-Calvinist Reformed hymn writers.
Translated from German to English by Catherine Winkworth, 1863
Winkworth brought the German hymn tradition to English through her translations. For a list of her hymn traslations see Hymntime.
LOBE DEN HERREN, by William S. Bennett, 1864
Neader is said to have personally chose this tune for his text. Unlike other hymns who have multiple tunes, this hymn has never been used with any other tune.
Hymn history by Chelsea Stern at Discipleship Ministries
Suggested resource to share with children is Kenneth W. Osbeck’s Amazing Grace: Illustrated Stories of Hymns. This hymn is included in the collection.
The Lutheran Hymnal #39
Osbeck, Kenneth W. “Praise to the Lord, The Almighty. ” Amazing Grace: Illustrated Stories of Favorite Hymns. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications: 1999. p. 50-51. Print.
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