From God Can Nothing Move Me

Some notes on the hymn that will be sung at Our Saviour Lutheran Church and Brighton Lutheran Mission as the hymn of the day tomorrow, Trinity 14, 2016:

This hymn was written by Ludwig Helmbold (1532–98), a teacher, academic, poet and (in later life) pastor in central Germany. While he was serving as headmaster in Erfurt in 1563,a terrible plague broke out in the town, killing about 4,000 people. When a family of friends was about to flee the town, leaving the Helmbolds behind, he wrote this hymn (of 9 verses) to console the two mothers about to be parted from one another.

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