Dein Lob, Herr, ruft der Himmel aus

"Dein Lob, Herr, ruft der Himmel aus"
German Catholic hymn
Kirchenlied (Text) - 2. Aufl. 1938.jpg
Cover of Kirchenlied (second edition, 1938), which included the hymn as No. 1
EnglishThe sky shouts your praise, Lord
Textby Adolf Lohmann after Albert Curtz
LanguageGerman
Based onPsalm 19
Composed1669
Published1938 (1938)

"Dein Lob, Herr, ruft der Himmel aus" (The sky shouts your praise, Lord) is a German Catholic hymn. Adolf Lohmann adapted a 1659 hymn by the Jesuit astronomer Albert Curtz, who paraphrased Psalm 19. The melody appeared in Augsburg in 1669. It was No. 1 in the 1938 hymnal Kirchenlied and is part of the German Catholic hymnal Gotteslob as GL 381.

History

Adolf Lohmann wrote the song "Dein Lob, Herr, ruft der Himmel aus" as a revision of a hymn by the Jesuit astronomer Albert Curtz,[1] published in 1659[2][3] as a paraphrase of Psalm 19 (The heavens declare the glory of God).[2][3][4] The melody was taken from an Augsburg hymnal from 1669.[2] The song expresses the praise of the created world for the Creation.[5]

The song was included as No. 1 in the 1938 hymnal Kirchenlied by Georg Thurmair and Lohmann, leading the first section of praise, titled "Gro├čer Gott, wir loben dich".[6][7] In the first common Catholic hymnal, the 1975 Gotteslob, the song appeared as GL 263.[8] In the 2013 edition of Gotteslob, it is GL 381 in the section Lob, Dank und Anbetung (Praise, thanks and adoration).[2]

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