Category Archives: Lieder

Another day in summer

Good morning in Wittenberg. Spectacular sunrise – and that early in the morning at 4h54. The fiery sky promises changing weather: “Red in the morn is the shepherd´s warn!” Nothing surprising if You bargain with “Schafskälte” – a meteorological phenomenon … Continue reading

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Hiking up the Brocken

Good morning to You from a wonderfully sunny Wittenberg. The spring colors are amazing. The many variations of green are something to behold. And then you find those red poppies in full bloom, wherever the weedicides didn´t reach. Gorgeous.  For … Continue reading

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Das Osterfest nimmt seinen Lauf…

Als unser Herr Jesus Christus vom Tode auferstanden ist und seine Jünger aufs Neue aus der Zerstreuung, der Finsternis und Schatten des Todes sammelte, hat er ihnen aus dem Alten Testament aufgezeigt, wieso und weshalb es alles so kommen musste. … Continue reading

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Favorite holiday: Maundy Thursday!

One of my favorite holidays is Maundy Thursday. Not only because on this day at the latest the long weekend started, but also because it was an evening service – nearly as festive, dramatic and emotional as Christmas. Obviously, I … Continue reading

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Siehe, Dein König kommt zu Dir!

Palmarum: Der 6. Sonntag in der Passionszeit. Wir ziehen mit hellen Fanfaren in die Stille Woche: Gloria, laus et honor tibi sit, Rex Christe, Redemptor,  cui puerile decus prompsit Hosanna pium. Antwort auf den Prozessionshymnus Gloria, laus et honor  Das heißt: … Continue reading

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Psalm 130: 6th penitential Psalm

From the deep water I cry out to you, O Lord.O Lord, listen to me.Pay attention to my plea for mercy.If you, O Lord, were to keep track of sins,O Lord, who could stand before you?But you are willing to forgive,so that you … Continue reading

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O Gott, der Du schufst Himmel und Erd…

O Gott, der Du schufst Himmel und Erd,Du schufst sie gut, gerecht und pur,dass niemand als Leergut rumtreibt nur,als ob Tods bestimmt von Geburt.Vielmehr, Dein Wort stets Leben sätDein Triumph in gefallener Welt.Dein Licht erstrahlt, schenkt Leben.Du hast es uns … Continue reading

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The adoration of the shepherds

In 1562 Caspar Niemegk died. He was but 45 years old. He left behind his childless wife Anna. She commissioned Lucas Cranach the Younger to paint an epitaph for her husband, which would comfort her by pointing out the true … Continue reading

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O Lord, throughout these 40 days

1 Lord, who throughout these forty daysfor us did fast and pray, teach us with you to mourn our sins and close by you to stay.  2 As you with Satan did contend,and did the victory win, O give us strength in you … Continue reading

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Rex Christe, factor omnium

Christe, du Schöpfer aller Welt, du König, der die Gläub’gen hält, weil unser Bitten dir gefällt, nimm unser Loblied an, o Held. Kein Maß hat deine Gnad gekannt, hat in Geduld mit starker Hand durch Leid am Kreuz gelöst das … Continue reading

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