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Gerhardt, Paul

Gerhardt, Paul (c.1607–76). German Christian hymn-writer. Apart from Luther's own, his hymns are often held to be the finest of the Lutheran tradition. His hymns mark a transition from the objective orthodoxy of earlier Lutheran hymns to the personal piety of more modern compositions.

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Gerhardt, Paul

Paul Gerhardt, 1607–76, German hymn writer and clergyman. Some of his famous texts, such as O Sacred Head Sore Wounded, are much used in English translations.

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