Herr, wir bringen in Brot und Wein

"Herr, wir bringen in Brot und Wein"
Christian hymn
Pater Huub Oosterhuis, studentenpastor St. Ignatius College 5 Oosterhuis spreekt, Bestanddeelnr 922-1557.jpg
Huub Oosterhuis in 1969
Occasion Offertory
Written 1970 (1970)
Text by Hans Bernhard Meyer
Language German
Based on Text by Huub Oosterhuis
Meter 8 6 8 6
Melody by Peter Janssens
Published 1975 (1975)

"Herr, wir bringen in Brot und Wein" (Lord, we bring in bread and wine) is a Christian offertory hymn with German text by Dieter Trautwein, and a melody by Peter Janssens. The song, of the genre Neues Geistliches Lied (NGL), is part of German hymnals, including Gotteslob, and songbooks.

History

The theologian and hymnodist Hans Bernhard Meyer [de] and the composer Peter Janssens wrote "Herr, wir bringen in Brot und Wein" in collaboration in 1970, in an effort to express faith in contemporary texts and music in a genre later known as Neues Geistliches Lied (NGL).[1]

Meyer based the text on a 1965 work in Dutch by Huub Oosterhuis,[2][3] creating a song with three verses and a refrain "Herr, wir bringen in Brot und Wein unsere Welt zu dir. Du schenkst uns deine Gegenwart im ├Âsterlichen Mahl." (Lord, we bring in bread and wine our world to you. You give us the gift of Your presence in the meal of Easter.)[1]

In a broadcast about the hymn, the theologian Thomas Wei├čer noted that bread and wine, the gifts of the offertory in preparation of the Eucharist, are already symbols in a general way, bread as a necessity for survival and wine standing for an abundance of extra enjoyment, which together can represent the world.[1]

The song was included in the German Catholic hymnal Gotteslob of 1975 as GL 534,[3][1] but only the refrain.[4] Winfried Offele composed a four-part choral setting with organ or piano and a melody instrument such as flute in 1973.[2] The song was included, now with the complete text, in the 2013 edition[4] as GL 184, in the section "Ges├Ąnge - Woche - Ges├Ąnge zur Gabenbereitung" (Chants ÔÇô Week ÔÇô chants for offertory).[5] The song is included in several songbooks.[1][6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Wei├čer, Thomas (7 April 2013). "Herr, wir bringen in Brot und Wein". SWR (in German). Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Herr, wir bringen in Brot und Wein (1973)". musicanet.org. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Peter (Piet) Janssens" (in German). Diocese of Cologne. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Ein Blick ├╝ber die Schulter in unser neuesGesangbuch" (PDF) (in German). Diocese of Hildesheim. Retrieved 19 October 2020. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Herr, wir bringen in Brot und Wein (G) / Ges├Ąnge - Woche - Ges├Ąnge zur Gabenbereitung". mein-gotteslob.de (in German). Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Herr, wir bringen in Brot und Wein". evangeliums.net (in German). Retrieved 11 October 2020.

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