Category Archives: You comfort me +

1.Sunday after Trinity: Old Love song…

The Psalm for this 1st Sunday after Trinity I will praise the Lord at all times;my mouth will continually praise him.I will boast in the Lord;let the oppressed hear and rejoice.Magnify the Lord with me.Let us praise his name together.I sought the Lord’s help and he … Continue reading

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Prayers uplifted – this Thursday +

Wonderful morning in Wittenberg and some drizzle´s in the air. Not much, no, but still. Last night various weather applications forecast rains from around 4h00 this morning right until first tea, but that was false alarm. I could have gone … Continue reading

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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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Wie lieblich ist der Maien aus lauter Gottesgüt…

An diesen herrlichen Sonnentagen – und wenn Angelika sogar noch Geburtstag hat – fällt es leicht einzustimmen in diesen Lobgesang: 1. Wie lieblich ist der Maienaus lauter Gottesgüt,des sich die Menschen freuen,weil alles grünt und blüht.Die Tier sieht man jetzt … Continue reading

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In short: Apart from me, You can do nothing +

I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit. John 15:5a Here Christ repeats His foregoing words almost verbatim. He wants to be sure to … Continue reading

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Abide in me and I in You

Jesus Christ says: Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. Gospel of St. John 15:4 Luther comments this … Continue reading

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Freuet euch der schönen Erde…

Ein herrlicher Morgen im Wittenberger Land. Die Sonne erstrahlt mit Macht. Sie will wohl den Winter austreiben und den Sommer locken. Auf der Wetterkarte schien es als wäre Moskau schon da und auch sonst scheint nicht viel Regen in petto … Continue reading

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Of “mice and men” and “lilies on the fields…”

What a glorious day in Wittenberg and it’s a holiday too. Well, not really a Holy Day of the Church, but rather one of these secular days, which celebrate the achievements of “mice and men” (John Steinbeck). I´m just not … Continue reading

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Misericordias Domini: The Lord is my Shepherd…

BR Klassik is on air with its weekly “Laudate”. Bernhard Buttmann is playing Johann Pachelbel´s “Aria Sebaldina” on the organ. These beautiful praises are all in line with this festive Eastertide – celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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The Lord is my shepherd… (Psalm 23)

Learning German hymns by heart is way easier than memorizing Psalms – and not only because we´re stuck with Luther´s translation for good reasons and don´t have the endless choices of English speakers.  Psalms have irregular meters, don´t rhyme and … Continue reading

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