Writing Exercise (Vorschrift) (Lord, teach me [Herr Lehre mich])


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Item No: frk01224
Title: Writing Exercise (Vorschrift) (Lord, teach me [Herr Lehre mich])
Creation Date: 3/16/1818
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Herr Lehre Mich \ Thun Nach Deinem Wohll Gefallen Dann Du Bist \ Mein Gott dein Geist Führe mich auf Ebener Bahn; Psall, 143 Jesu Las \ Jah nicht Irren Mich Von Dir und deiner Herd Wann die welt mich will \ Ver Wirren Herr Jesu Führe mich solang ich leb auf erden laß mich eigen seyn \ der gute Hürt ohn Dich bin ich gar bald ver ird darum nim mich armes Schäfflein an und führe Mich auf rechter Bahn damit ich auch nach dieser zeit bey dir in deiner herlich keit \ Mogen anschauen auf schönen himmels arien All wo die gnaden sonne \ zu steter Freud und wonne Wirt seine Schäfflein Weiten und du dem \ strom des lebens Leiten Wo lieb liche Freude die Fille, Wir bringen herzu die \ Ewige ruh Ach Gott Hielf uns all dazu
A B C D E F FF G H J K L LL M N O P Q R S SS S T U V W X Y Z ch ck \ Diese Fyg Schrift Geschrieben d. 17 Myrz 

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Geschrieben dier \ zur lehr und \ Gott zur Ehr
Nimm diese Schrift \ in acht denn die \ ist mit trubel \ Gemacht \ George Gerhart \ Schul Diener in \ Rockhill Taunschip \ Bucks Caunty \ Myrz d 16ten im \ Jahr Christ 1818


Lord, teach me according to your pleasure, for you are my God, may your spirit lead me on a steady path. Psalm 143. Jesus, don’t let me be stray from you and your herd. When the world wants to confuse me, Lord Jesus, lead me as long as I live on earth. Let me belong to the good shepherd. Without you I am soon lost. Therefore, take me, poor little sheep, and lead me on a right path so that after this time I may look with you in your glory upon beautiful arias of heaven, where the sun of mercy will graze its little sheep in constant joy and pleasure, and you will guide the stream of life; where lovely joy is plentiful. We bring to this eternal peace. O God, help us all to this.
A B C D E F FF G H J K L LL M N O P Q R S SS S T U V W X Y Z ch ck
This writing exercise was written on the 17th of March.

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Written for you as a lesson and to the glory of God. Honor this piece of writing for it was done with trouble. George Gerhart, school servant in Rockhill Township, Bucks County, March the 16th, in the year of Christ 1818.

Category: Writing Exercise (Vorschrift)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script extends across the document. It is divided by borders into several portions. The first line is written in a particularly prominent style that is decorated with various leafy stems of flowers. In the lower left corner are two stems with one flower and a bird. The entire document is framed by a decorative border.

Associated Names: Gerhart, George

"Geo. Gerhardt"  in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, p. 305.

Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 295-299; published as fig. 266 on p. 295.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:Rockhill Township

Image Dimensions Width: 20 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1224
Creator Name: George Gerhart (1791-1846) - Decorator
George Gerhart (1791-1846) - Scrivener

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