"Go Forth, My Heart, and Take Delight": Paul Gerhardt's "Summer Song"

Frederick J. Gaiser

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2007

Paired Article (Face to Face): "I Come with Thanks Most Grateful": Paul Gerhardt and Psalm 111 on Studying God's Works

Issue: What is a Christian? (Vol. 27, No 3, Summer, 2007)

In this summer issue, we offer a new translation of Paul Gerhardt’s “Summer Song.” Rejoicing in God’s good creation, yet aware of the pitfalls and dangers of the world, Gerhardt, as preacher and poet, anticipates eternal life with Christ by even now bearing witness in faith and service to God’s good gifts of grace.

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