Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Go Out And Seek Joy

2012-06-022

Geh' aus, mein Herz, und suche Freud
(Paul Gerhardt 1653)

Gå ut, min själ, och gläd dig...

Go out, my soul, and seek joy

German hymn from 1653; first translated into Swedish in 1725; still one of our most beloved summer hymns in Sweden. (The lyrics are basically on the same theme as How Great Thou Art, which is probably better known to most of my readers here.)

Listen to a choir singing it at YouTube
(I denna ljuva sommartid/Stockholms Kammarkör)

3 comments:

  1. It's a lovely hymn and one that almost everybody loves, whether they are religious or not.

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  2. so beautiful and it proves once again we don't have to understand the language in music, the music speaks to our hearts. I loved it.

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