Durch Gnad so will ich singen (Through Grace Will I Sing)

DESCRIPTION: Amish hymn in German.. "Durch Gnad so will ich singen, in Gottes Furcht heben an." "Through Grace I will sing, And raise my song in the fear of God. Love God above all things, and also your neighbor; that is the Law and the Prophets."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1742 (Amish Ausbund, #56, according to Korson-PennLegends)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad foreignlanguage travel
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 155-156, "Durch Gnad so will ich singen (Through Grace Will I Sing)" (1 short German text plus not-very-literal translation, 1 tune)
NOTES: Derived from one of the accounts of Jesus's description of the Greatest Commandment and the way to eternal life, e.g. Luke 10;27, but especially the Greatest Commandment, Matt. 22-36-40: "Teacher, which of the Law's commandments is the greatest? [Jesus] answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." - RBW
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File: KPL155B

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