Paul Gerhardt

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Paul Gerhardt (12 March 1607 – 27 May 1676) was a German hymn writer.


  • O sacred head, now wounded,
    With grief and shame bowed down;
    Now scornfully surrounded
    With thorns, thy only crown.
    • Passion Corale [1656], based on twelfth century Latin hymn, st. 1
  • Oh! make me Thine forever;
    And should I fainting be,
    Lord! let me never, never,
    Outlive my love to Thee!
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 400.
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