Gerhardt is considered one of the best Lutheran hymn-writers. He wrote 133 hymns in all, twenty-one of which are included in The Lutheran Hymnal.
“Paul Gerhardt wrote the hymn ALamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth in 1648 at age 41.
“Sigismund von Birken was the son of an Evangelical pastor in Bohemia. His family was forced to flee to Nürnberg when he was three. Birken was an established poet and was appointed a tutor at the age of 16 to the Princes of Brunswick-Lünesburg.
There are several general favorites among English hymns which are used by practically all Christians. We know the hymns so well that we forget the writers and merely appropriate and sing what they wrote.
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Philippians 2:5”
This is a hymn written before 1913 by Kate B. Wilkinson. It’s based on Philippians 2:5: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
According to an online website specializing in hymns, Come ye thankful people come appears in 608 hymnals. On the one hand it’s a song of gratitude to the Lord for the food provided in this year’s harvest.