Quas Laudes

Quas Laudes TIBI NOS, PATER, CANEMUS, is the beginning of one of the hymns written by the "prceceptor Germanise," Philip Melancthon (q.v.). It was composed in the year 1527, and is based on Psalm 111. It is found with his other poems, of which he composed aItogether about 400, in Bretschneider's Corpus Reformatorum (Hal. Sax. 1842), vol. 10. A selection of about fifty- one, together with a German metrical translation, was published by Oberhey, Melancthon's Gedichte, Musgewihlt und ubersetzt (Halle, bei Muhlmann, 1862). See Koch, Geschichte des deutschen Kirchenliedes, i, 259. (B. P.)

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