Item No: frk01092
Title: Christmas Greeting (Weihnachtsgruss)
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Nun, Er \ liegt in seiner Kripen, Ruft zu sich mich u dich, \ Spricht mit süßen Lippen, \ Lasset fahrn, o liebe Brüder \ Was euch Quält, was euch \ fehlt. \ Ich bring alles \ wieder.
Now, he lies in his manger, calls to himself me and you, speaks with sweet lips: let go, o dear brothers, what tortures you, what you are lacking. I will bring everything back.
Christmas Greeting (Weihnachtsgruss)
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Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text is in the center of the document. It is surrounded by a circular border that is entwined by a leafy vine. The content of the text and its Christmas-inspired message suggests this fraktur is of Moravian origin. The text is stanza 7 from Paul Gerhardt's Christmas hymn Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen (All my heart this night rejoices), which he wrote in 1653.
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