House Blessing (Haussegen)

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House Blessing (Haussegen)

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Item No: frk00021
Title: House Blessing (Haussegen)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 902
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Geistlicher Haus Segen. \ Jesu, wohn in meinem Haus, weiche nimmermehr daraus. Bleib \ mit deiner Gnad darin, weil ich sonst verlassen bin. O du grosser Segens= \ mann! Komm mit deinem Segen an, Gib daß Friede, Glück und Heil, \ meinem Haus werd zu Theil, Gleichwie, Job und Abraham, reichen \ Segen überkam: Ey so schütt auch über mich deinen Segen mildiglich. \ Jesu wohn in meinem Hertzen, wann ich leide Angst und Schmerzen, \ Wann mich drücket Angst und Noth, so hilf mir O treuer Gott, \ Wann ich nicht mehr Reichthum habe, bleibt mir doch die \ Himmels=Gabe: Ob ich hier schon Trübsal leide, \ bleibt mir doch des Himmels Freude.


Translation:

Spiritual House Blessing. Jesus, dwell in my house, never leave it. Remain in it with your grace because otherwise I will be abandoned. Oh you great man of blessings, come with your blessing. Give peace, happiness, and grace that will become part of my house. Just as Job and Abraham were overcome by abundant blessings, shower me with your blessings. Jesus, live in my heart. When I suffer from fear and pain, when fear and need weighs me down, help me, oh faithful God. When I no longer have wealth I will still be left with the gifts of heaven. Even though I may suffer sadness here I am left with the joys of heaven.


Category: House Blessing (Haussegen)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is within large scalloped heart. Around it are leafy stems of flowers, including tulips and rosettes. The document is framed by a decorated striped border.


Associated Names: Brubaker, Abraham
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Bibliography:

“Abraham Brubaker” 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, pp. 135-137.



Creation Place County: Region/County:[Lancaster]
State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on artist’s location

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1820
Image Dimensions Width: 31 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 21
Creator Name: [Brubaker, Abraham (1760-1831)] - Decorator
[Brubaker, Abraham (1760-1831)] - Scrivener

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