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Gott Lob! nun ist erschollen.--(Goed. 95.)

[Thanksgiving for the Proclamation of the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 after the Thirty Years' War.]

It appeared in Crü. Praxis, 1653, no. 401, 1656, no. 409, in 6 stanzas of 12 lines; Wackernagel: no. 64; Bachmann: no. 84; Unv. L. S.: 1851, no. 589.

English Versions:
1. Thank God it hath resounded,
The blessed voice of joy and Peace!
And murder's reign is bounded,
And spear and sword at last may cease.
Bright hope is breaking o'er us
Arise, my land once more,
And sing in full-toned chorus
Thy happy songs of yore; . . .

Miss Winkworth in her Lyra Ger., 1858, p. 156, and her Chorale Book, 1863. Stanzas I, V, VI, form no. 49, in M. W. Stryker's Christian Chorals, 1885.

2. Praise God! for forth hath sounded.

J. Kelly, 1867, p. 251.

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