Christmas Greeting (Weihnachtsgruss)

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Christmas Greeting (Weihnachtsgruss)

Item Info

Item No: frk01092
Title: Christmas Greeting (Weihnachtsgruss)
Scripts/Text: German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 1003
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

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.


Translation:

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.


Category: Christmas Greeting (Weihnachtsgruss)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

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.


Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 8.4 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1092
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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