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Praise to God 2013

Gotteslob is the common prayer and hymn book of the Catholic dioceses in Germany , Austria and South Tyrol . It was introduced for use between December 1st, 2013, the 1st  Sunday of Advent , and July 2014 and replaced the prayer and hymn book published in 1975, which was also called Praise of God .

The book had a first edition of 3.6 million copies. Seventeen publishers, corresponding to the dioceses, were involved. For the printing company CH Beck in Nördlingen, God's praise was the largest print job in the company's history.

God's praise is published by the bishops of Germany, Austria and the bishop of Bozen-Brixen . It was also introduced for the German-speaking communities in the Archdiocese of Luxembourg and the Belgian Diocese of Liège , but not in Liechtenstein and Switzerland . For the area of ​​Switzerland there is the Catholic hymn book of German-speaking Switzerland (1998). In the Principality of Liechtenstein, the praise of God (with the Austrian regional part) is used in several communities.

Content in the root part

The praise of God consists of two parts. The first part is the trunk part, which is the same for all dioceses. The second part contains special items and is different for the individual dioceses or regions. The main part is divided into three main parts:

I. Spiritual impulses for daily life

The new praise of God should not only serve as a liturgy, but also as a “house book”. Hearing God's Word (No. 1) provides suggestions on how to use the Scriptures in personal and community Bible reading. Answering in Prayer (nos. 2–22) is a collection of basic prayers and prayers from different eras. Here prayers on various concerns, including those of the Church, are included. The Part Celebrating in the Family (Nos. 23–28) contains suggestions for domestic celebrations, such as the blessing of the Advent wreath, celebrations on Christmas Eve and home prayer for the deceased . Living the Faith (No. 29) concludes the first part.

II. Psalms, chants and litanies

In praise of God 68 of the 150 psalms were included, consistently set up for singing and with an antiphon . Most of them are contained in the Psalms section (nos. 30–80), others in the section “Liturgy of the times of the day” (from No. 613). The chants section (nos. 81–554) is divided into day with songs and canons for the various times of the day and prayers; also a week with several Latin and German mass ordinaries and numerous mass chants (nos. 104–216). The Ordo missae , however, can be found in Part III (nos. 582-592). After an introduction to the church year (No. 217), chants for the various festival circles and the year circle follow in the part year , namely songs from all epochs as well as short antiphons or song calls for use in the celebration of mass and the celebration of the Word of God . Under the heading Life , hymns from the rubrics Life in God come together; Praise, thanks and worship; Trust and comfort; Request and complaint; Faith Hope Love; Word of god; Blessing; Life in the World - Mission and Following; Creation; Justice and peace; Church - ecumenism, songs on the sacraments as well as death and perfection, furthermore Mary, Saints and finally The Heavenly City (up to No. 554).

The 14 litanies and litany-like chants (nos. 556–569) include the All Saints Litany and the Litany of the Presence of God by Huub Oosterhuis .

Since the introduction of the revised standard translation in Advent 2018, there have been two different text versions for some psalms: on the one hand, that from the new translation used in the new liturgical books, and on the other hand, that from the Praise of God, which uses the texts of the standard translation from 1980 .

III. Religious celebrations

The celebration of the sacraments (nos. 570–604) provides the sequence of the celebration of the sacraments , with the exception of the sacrament of consecration , for which there is only one explanatory text (n. 603). The presentation of the holy mass is limited to the course of the community mass (nos. 581-591) with the second prayer and brief notes on Eucharistic adoration and the sacramental blessing (no. 592). The sacrament of penance (nos. 593–601) also includes a confession mirror and the celebration of a penance service. The celebration of the anointing of the sick is supplemented by information on the blessing of the sick, communion and food for the journey (no. 602).

The section The Celebration of the Sacramentals (nos. 605–612) contains an appointment ceremony for a service in the Church, an explanatory text on life according to the evangelical counsels and on the consecration of virgins, and texts and rites in the face of death : dying prayers, wake , church funeral service and remembrance of the dead in the community .

The section The Liturgy of the Times of the Day (No. 613–667) offers executed forms for lauds and vespers , each for different festive times and occasions, which are set up for singing , as well as a statio during the day and Compline .

For the celebration of the Word of God , the procedure can be found under nos. 668–671. Elements for devotions (nos. 672–684) are available for various occasions (nos. 672–682). It concludes with a devotion to the Way of the Cross (No. 683–684).


Several registers complete the praise of God : at the beginning a list of abbreviations and an index with the title What does ...? Reference is made here to the explanations of religious and liturgical terms contained in the Praise of God . At the end of the book there is an alphabetical list of chants, lists of biblical chants and biblical texts and a list of the rights to the published texts. A list of poets and composers as in the Evangelical Hymnal is not included.

Diocesan and regional editions

The praise of God contains, following the main section from no. 700, diocesan parts with special items of songs and prayers, which take regional traditions and customs into account. Some dioceses have decided to have joint editions so that not every diocese has its own edition. There are a total of 24 different parts for the 38 dioceses.

  • Northern Germany: The dioceses of the Northern German Church Province ( Hamburg , Hildesheim and Osnabrück ) have a uniform part of their own.
  • East Germany: The dioceses of Berlin , Dresden-Meißen , Erfurt , Görlitz and Magdeburg have a common regional part. Under the numbers 700 to 883 he only offers songs, etc. a. 18 mass chants, 15 Marian songs and 15 songs on individual regional blessed and saints. At the end there is a calendar of saints and name days and a list of the saints of our homeland .
  • Diocese of Aachen : The own part of Aachen was created in cooperation with the Diocese of Liège.
  • Diocese of Augsburg
  • Archdiocese of Bamberg : Bamberg's own section includes numbers 700 to 915. The headings are: History of the Archdiocese, Our Diocesan Saints, Prayers and Devotions, and chants, which are arranged in DAY (713–716), WEEK (717–757) YEAR (758 -801), LIFE (802-915). In the appendix, the Bamberg regional chants are represented, as well as several chants that were deleted from the former main part. The New Spiritual Song has a larger part than in the old appendix. Chants by Alois Albrecht and the Bamberg New Spiritual Song Workshop are particularly well represented here. In the Bamberg appendix, unlike in the main part, there are no graphics in free spaces, but short prayers and texts in red italics.
  • Diocese of Eichstätt
  • Diocese of Essen
  • Freiburg and Rottenburg-Stuttgart : There is an identical regional section for the bishoprics of Baden-Württemberg, but the expenses for the two dioceses are counted as separate expenses.
  • Diocese of Fulda : The Fulda part begins with information on the history of the diocese, the Fulda cathedral and the diocese saints (No. 700–702). The following chants comprise the numbers 710 to 881 and follow the structure of the trunk section. 14 of these songs come from the Fulda diocesan hymn book by Augustinus Erthel OSB (1778), including the Christmas carol Auf, Christen, sings festive songs , which is also popular in other dioceses . Part III offers various forms of daytime liturgy for the diocese patrons Bonifatius and Elisabeth (No. 950–959). In the final part, various prayers are put together (nos. 960–963).
  • Archdiocese of Cologne : The own section of the Archdiocese of Cologne offers introductory information (No. 701–705) about the history of the diocese and the life of Cologne's saints and blessed, the liturgical calendar of diocesan celebrations and spiritual texts from the tradition of the archbishopric. The chants include numbers 706 to 873. In the final part III (874–880), prayers for devotions and pilgrimages as well as the reading order for Sundays and public holidays are printed.
  • Diocese of Limburg : The regional section consists of a short diocese history (No. 700), a section of psalms and chants (No. 701-893), as well as a section with a litany on saints of the diocese, prayers and other texts to help you understand basic liturgical terms (No. . 900–905)
  • Diocese of Mainz
  • Archdiocese of Munich and Freising : At the beginning you get information about the history of the archdiocese, the most important pilgrimage sites and the saints of the diocese as well as certain forms of liturgy (nos. 701–709). This is followed by the main part with different types of chants (No. 710-889), and the Bavarian anthem (No. 889) concludes. Finally, there are texts for certain worship celebrations and devotions (nos. 890–897) as well as a calendar for saints and names (nos. 898).
  • Diocese of Münster : At the beginning, the blessed and saints of the diocese are presented; then a calendar of name days follows. Then pilgrimage sites in the diocese are listed, along with pilgrimage prayers. The songs and chants include numbers 710 to 879; they are broken down by day, week and year. This is followed by songs about life in God, in the world and in the Church. The conclusion is formed by a Vespers for the feast of St. Liudger, the founder of the diocese.
  • Archdiocese of Paderborn
  • Diocese of Passau
  • Diocese of Regensburg : The Regensburg part begins with information on the history of the diocese (No. 700). This is followed by prayers for personal and community prayers (nos. 701–707). The chants and litanies include numbers 708 through 926; the structure of this section corresponds to that of the main part. Here you can also find the Bavarian anthem (No. 842), which is often used in old Bavaria as a thanksgiving or closing song at festival services. In the final part (nos. 927–939) there are texts for the liturgy of the times of the day , for various devotions and for pilgrimages.
  • Diocese of Speyer
  • Diocese of Trier
  • Diocese of Würzburg
  • Austria : The nine Austrian dioceses have a common regional part. In consideration of the minorities living in Austria, some Hungarian , Slovenian and Croatian songs were also recorded. See also the list of chants in the own section of the (arch) dioceses of Austria .
  • Diocese of Bozen-Brixen : It also contains some Italian and Ladin songs.
  • Diocese of Liège : The Liège own part was created in cooperation with the Diocese of Aachen and differs from it in the history of the diocese, its own celebrations and some prayers.

Language and music

Several chants and prayers have been recorded in German and Latin , for example Psalm 117 (No. 65), the Magnificat (No. 631), the song Adeste fideles (No. 241/242) or the hymn Veni creator spiritus (No. . 341/342). The ordinary chants in Gregorian chant appear in a Latin or Greek version (Kyrie), also the Marian antiphons , an Easter canon such as Surrexit Dominus vere (No. 321), the Pentecost sequence Veni Sancte Spiritus, the latter as a chorale and in the version of Taizé (No. 321) . 343–345), and other Taizé chants and antiphons.

For Holy Mass the texts of the Ordinarium are contained in two columns in German and Latin (582–591), including the second prayer , which is printed completely in two languages.

With Jesus Christ, you are my life (No. 362), an English-language song has been recorded for the first time (in the stanzas also in Italian and Spanish versions). In greater numbers than in the previous Praise of God there are also polyphonic (mostly four-part) songs. The new praise of God contains chants from Jewish, Orthodox and Anglican traditions. At a book presentation in Berlin, Rainer Cardinal Woelki emphasized the great importance of Protestant songs: without Martin Luther and the Reformation there would be no praise of God today , because with the Reformation the spiritual songs sung by the people became part of the liturgy.

Several well-known songs such as Your Savior, Your Teacher or Wunderschön gorgeousige are not in the main section, but in the respective diocesan editions or regional sections, since these popular songs vary regionally in the melody and sometimes also in the text version.

Design and manufacture

The main part comprises 960 pages, the diocesan parts between 240 and 340 pages. The rights for the main part are held by the Katholische Bibelanstalt GmbH in Stuttgart. The design and typesetting was done by Matthias Bumiller and Finken & Bumiller in Stuttgart. Nikolaus Veeser (Schallstadt) was responsible for the notation. In addition, the Praise to God contains four-color representations from the visual arts. The book measures 11.2 cm × 17.0 cm, the large print edition measures 13.2 cm × 19.8 cm. In 2016, a pocket edition was also published for some dioceses in different cover variants, some with a zipper and measuring 9 cm × 13.7 cm.

Nineteen drawings and the title logo as a symbol for the divine Trinity come from the Cologne artist Monika Bartholomé . The drawing measures in the original 24 cm × 32 cm and in an abstract way indicates a triangle, a symbol of the Trinity. The dioceses of Paderborn and Limburg as well as some of Eichstätt and Regensburg chose a cross for the front of the envelope instead of the logo.

The entire production is the responsibility of the printing company C. H. Beck in Nördlingen. Several publishers are responsible for the expenditure of the individual dioceses. The total print run is around 4 million copies.

Introduction and delivery

On the occasion of the introduction , a ZDF television service was broadcast from the Freiburg Minster on the first Sunday in Advent , December 1, 2013 . The chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch , alluded to the ten-year preparation time and the delayed introduction of the new prayer and hymn book in his sermon on the subject of “Starting something new with waiting”.

Because there had been discrepancies between the printing house and the dioceses about the paper quality of a considerable part of the print run, part of the print run (2.14 million copies) had to be reprinted. The paper was too thin so that other pages would show through and it would have been difficult to read. As a result, the delivery of the praise of God was delayed in the majority of the dioceses until well into 2014.

The North Region (Archdiocese of Hamburg, Diocese of Hildesheim, Diocese of Osnabrück), Diocese of Aachen, Diocese of Essen , Diocese of Fulda, Diocese of Münster , Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart and Diocese of Würzburg were completely delivered on the 1st Advent 2013 . The diocesan edition for the Diocese of Passau and the edition for Austria followed in mid-December 2013, and in January for the Archdiocese of Freiburg. In the Archdiocese of Cologne, the praise of God was introduced on February 23, 2014, in the East region (Archdiocese of Berlin, Diocese of Dresden-Meißen, Diocese of Erfurt, Diocese of Görlitz and Diocese of Magdeburg) on ​​Sunday Laetare , March 30th. Until July 2014, the Praise of God was available in all dioceses and mostly introduced in all parishes. The diocese of Trier held an official ceremonial introduction on 27/28. September 2014 with a church music festival and the Archdiocese of Bamberg in a pontifical vespers, also on September 28, 2014. In the diocese of Mainz , the day of the official introduction was November 1, 2014. Even after the first edition was delivered, several dioceses had delivery problems in the summer of 2014 for repeat orders. The delivery of the large print editions of all dioceses was also delayed. The organ books for the God's praise main part were soon sold out; a new edition appeared in early 2015. The organ books for several regional parts are still pending.

Accompanying publications

There are accompanying publications for full-time and part-time church musicians , organists , cantors and choirs for working with the new praise of God .

Church music and liturgical books:

  • Organ book to praise God. Main part: Katholisches Bibelwerk , Stuttgart 2014, diocesan part: published by the respective dioceses.
  • The organ book of the cathedral organists. Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel 2014.
  • Thomas Gabriel : Piano book to praise God. Catholic Biblical Works, Stuttgart 2014.
  • Cantor book to praise God. Munich Cantorale . Publishing house Sankt Michaelsbund, Munich 2014.
  • Walter Hirt: Answer psalms and calls to the Gospel. Bonifatus-Verlag, Paderborn 2013, ISBN 978-3-89710-550-8 .
  • Richard Mailänder : Chorbuch Gotteslob. Carus Verlag, Stuttgart 2013.
  • Brass book to praise God. On behalf of AgÄR, Bärenreiter, Kassel 2014.
  • Office for Church Music of the Archdiocese of Freiburg (Hrsg.): Freiburg Cantor Book to Praise God. Carus Verlag, Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-89948-195-2 (Facility: Michael Meuser. Contains the psalms from the Münsterschwarzacher Psalter .)

Working aids:

  • The so-called song of the month, a song exegesis by Meinrad Walter, is available on the website of the German Liturgical Institute in Trier .
  • The magazine Musica sacra , Regensburg, has a hymnological series on new and old songs of the praise of God (Alexander Zerfaß and Siri Fuhrmann) with choir notes for the chants discussed, newly composed by commissioned church music composers .
  • Workbook to praise God.
  • Thomas Schumacher: Choosing songs by topic made easy. Concordance to GOD'S PRAISE and song suggestions for every Sunday in 500 key words. Pneuma-Verlag, Munich 2013, ISBN 978-3-942013-20-8 .
  • Kurt Grahl : SCHOTT song suggestions from God's praise. For the Sundays and Holidays reading years A / B / C. Herder Verlag, Freiburg 2017, ISBN 978-3-451-37700-6 (320 pages).
  • Kurt Grahl: SCHOTT song suggestions from God's praise. For weekdays, feast days of the saints and special occasions. Herder Verlag, Freiburg 2017, ISBN 978-3-451-38800-2 (520 pages).
  • Meinrad Walter: Sing, pray and walk on God's ways. 40 new and well-known songs opened up. Herder, Freiburg 2013, ISBN 978-3-451-31160-4 .
  • Pastoral Office Passau (ed.): Sing a new song to the Lord. New songs in Passau's own part of the new praise of God. With 11 hymnological contributions by Barbara Stühlmeyer (book and CD). Passau 2013, ISBN 978-3-9813094-7-8 .
  • Friedrich Lurz: Introduction to the new praise of God. Butzon & Bercker, Kevelaer 2014, ISBN 978-3-7666-1838-2 , urn : nbn: de: 101: 1-201404145914 .
  • The Carus-Verlag provides concordances to stem portion and all regional areas of praise to God in 1975 and praise of God, 2013.


Development of a common prayer and hymn book

Considerations for the creation of a uniform general church hymn book, which should replace the hymn books of the individual dioceses, already existed in the 19th century. The possibility of creating such a book immediately after the Second World War , when new editions became necessary in numerous dioceses, could not be implemented. The Second Vatican Council and its liturgical reform were an important trigger for the creation of a common German-language prayer and hymn book, which appeared in 1975 and was called Praise of God .

Trigger for revision

With the decision to publish a renewed prayer and hymn book in 2002, the Bishops' Conferences responded to the requests for a content and pastoral update of the book that had been expressed in the parishes of all dioceses:

  • Much had changed in church life since the introduction of the praise of God in 1975. At the beginning of the 1990s, the main part of the praises of God had already been slightly revised, primarily with the aim of ensuring that both genders could find each other equally linguistically in the song lyrics. Various dioceses had also expanded their appendices in the meantime.
  • The changes of the last decades in the areas of environment, society and language culture made it necessary to revise the praise of God .
  • So-called new spiritual songs , although many songs come from the time the praise of God was created, were practically not to be found in the stem part of the praise of God .
  • A number of songs, especially those from the 19th century, were not taken over from the old diocesan hymns to praise God , but they are very popular and are still sung with great pleasure.
  • The ordinarium chants ( Kyrie , Gloria , Credo , Sanctus and Agnus Dei ) in the praise of God, which use the text of the liturgy , turned out to be less easy to sing with a few exceptions and were therefore poorly received, which is why song paraphrases were used almost exclusively . It was the declared wish that there should be more singable ordinarium chants with the literal ordinarium text.
  • In addition, the prayer and devotional part had to be revised and adapted to the new editions of the liturgical books that had meanwhile been published .

Working method

In order to implement the new edition, a sub-commission of the German and Austrian Bishops' Conferences was founded to lead the project. The management was at the German Liturgical Institute in Trier. The “Sub-Commission Common Prayer and Hymnbook” of the Liturgy Commission of the German Bishops' Conference was constituted on April 6, 2002 , chaired by Bishop Friedhelm Hofmann .

There were ten working groups in three areas. There were four groups in the area of ​​chants: songs , non-hymn chants / Gregorian chants , psalmodies , and accompanying musical publications. There were three groups for the text area: prayers , catechetical texts, pictures and picture texts. There were three groups for the area of ​​liturgy: Holy Mass or Ordo missae (Order of Mass ), other sacramental celebrations, other worship celebrations.

Project progress

Common prayer and hymn book: Trial publication 2007

For the praise of God of 1975, an acceptance survey with questionnaires was carried out in around 15% of all parishes in the dioceses concerned. The working groups started work in May 2004. The conceptual work for a trial publication began in October 2005. It was decided that the common prayer and hymn book (GGB) would be divided into a main section and a diocesan appendix like the praise of God from 1975. In 2006 work began on the corresponding organ book. It was determined that the GGB should again bear the name Praise of God .

From the first Advent 2007 to Pentecost 2008 a trial publication of the new praise of God was tested in selected congregations. Each diocesan commissioner had the opportunity to suggest three to six parishes in his diocese for testing. A total of 188 municipalities took part in the test.

In autumn 2011, the texts were by the Lead Bishop Friedhelm Hofmann of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in the Curia passed for "reconnaissance," the German Bishops' Conference approved the texts in their spring General Assembly 2012. Bishop Hofmann the show announced the praise to God for first Advent 2013. The printing of the new edition began on January 31, 2013.

Praise to God - Church prayer and hymn, edition 1942 (inside title)

Identical names

  • 1938, 1939 and 1942, the Christophorus-Verlag brought under the title Gotteslob a combined, but otherwise unchanged edition of the 1928 first published, distributed booklet church prayer (pp 1-67) and the note issue in 1938 published collection of songs hymn. A selection of sacred songs (pp. 85–254), supplemented by a chorale office (pp. 69–84).
  • For the hymn book and prayer book for the Diocese of Osnabrück and the Diocese of Eichstätt, published in 1951 by Fromm, Butzon & Bercker in Kevelaer, the title Praise of God was also chosen. The prayer and hymn book for the German-speaking regions of the dioceses of Trento and Bozen-Brixen, published by Pfeiffer Verlag in Munich in 1964, was called Unser Gotteslob .

See also


  • Ansgar Franz , Hermann Kurzke , Christiane Schäfer (eds.): The songs of God's praise. History - liturgy - culture. Verlag Katholisches Bibelwerk, Stuttgart 2017, ISBN 978-3-460-42900-0 (1314 pages).
  • Hermann Kurzke: From good powers . In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . November 24, 2013
  • Winfried H. Vogel: Task and activity of the sub-commission for the common prayer and hymn book for the creation of the praise of God trunk part 2013. Presentation and criticism. Dissertation, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2017, DNB 1136575944 .
  • Meinrad Walter, Albert Josef Urban (ed.): The prayer and hymn book God praise. Church music impulses, commented insights, pastoral liturgical perspectives. 13th Trier Summer Academy. German Liturgical Institute, Trier 2017, ISBN 3-937796-20-8 (incorrect), DNB 1142411478 .

Web links

Commons : Gotteslob (2013)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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