Christe, du Beistand

Meter: 11.11. 11.5.
Composer: Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern, 1644
Source: Symbola Oder Gedenck-Sprüche, Breslau, 1644

Zahn No. 993


Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern composed this tune and its four-part setting to accompany his text, “Christ, Thou Defender of Thy Congregation (Christe, du Beistand deiner Kreuzgemeine),” which first appeared in his Symbola Oder Gedenck-Sprüche, Breslau, 1644, No. 17, under the title, “A Sapphic Ode, for Spiritual and Bodily Peace.” A scan of the music in its original printing is available here.