March 15, 2020

Never Deeper

I quoted this hymn in my last sermon. I know it's in German, but it's quite beautiful. So here is Thomas Bollinger's setting of Arno Pötzsch's You Can Fall No Deeper (see translation below). Pötzsch was a German marine during World War 1, after which he entered the ministry of the Moravian Church. During World War 2 he wrote several hymns of faith in crisis, including the one in this post:


You can't fall any deeper than into the hand of God,
mercifully stretched out to save us all

Indeed, every path through fate, guilt, and death
flows into God's grace, despite all our misery. 


We're surrounded by God even here in space and time,
and we will live and be in him forever.


You can't fall any deeper than into the hand of God,
mercifully stretched out to save us all.
—Arno Pötszch (1941)

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