The Lord Be Mindful of You
Der Herr gedenke an dich
Christian David Jaeschke
from Ps. 115:12
SSAB Choir w organ/piano
Lower key accompaniment available)
General Use, Benediction
Christian David Jaeschke (1755-1827) came from one of the early Czech immigrant families who renewed the old Unitas Fratrum under the patronage of Count Zinzendorf. He was born in Herrnhut. He served as a teacher and organist at Ebersdorf and later as copyist of the Gemein-Nachrichten in Barby. He served as organist and choirmaster at Herrnhut for forty years, from 1786 to 1826, composing many anthems and vocal solos. C. F. Hasse, writing in 1829, calls him a “musical Genius” and laments that his works had not become more widely known. Jaeschke died in Herrnhut in 1827 after an illness of a year and a half.
The Lord Be Mindful of You was edited from manuscript parts in Herrnhut, Germany, by Alice M. Caldwell. The work is originally scored for strings and organ. Full score and parts are available from the Moravian Music Foundation.
The Lord Be Mindful of You Sponsor: Dover Moravian folks in honor of Dale & Margaret Gottschall