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Ach, Jesu dessen Huld Im Himmel

Ach, Jesu dessen Huld Im Himmel

Author: Johann Heermann
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Ach Jesu! dessen huld
Im Himmel und auf erden,
Durch keine Zunge kann
Genug gepriesen werden:
Ich danke dir, daß du
Der Sünden schwere last,
Als du im Fleisch erscheinst,
Von mir genommen hast.

2 Wie leicht, wie kräftig wird
Mein banges herz gestillet,
Wenn mich mit seinem Trost
Dein süßer nam' erfüllet!
So wirksam ist kein Trost,
Als den dein name giebt,
Der name deß, der uns
Bis in den tod geliebt.

3 Will des gestzes fluch
Und Tod und grab mich schrecken:
So soll dein name, Herr!
Mich schützen und bedecken.
Er kündigt mir in dir,
Hab' ich des Leidens viel,
Den besten Heiland an,
Der selig machen will.

4 Dir leb' ich und in dir
Will ich dereinst auch sterben:
Wenn alles mich verläßt,
Will ich in dir ererben
Das ew'ge Himmelreich:
Denn das erwarbst du mir.
Dir danken will ich einst,
O Herr! verklärt von dir.

Source: Das Gemeinschaftliche Gesangbuch: zum gottesdienstlichen Gebrauch der Lutherischen und Reformirten Gemeinden in Nord-America. (1st.. Aufl) #66

Author: Johann Heermann

Johann Heermann's (b. Raudten, Silesia, Austria, 1585; d. Lissa, Posen [now Poland], 1647) own suffering and family tragedy led him to meditate on Christ's undeserved suffering. The only surviving child of a poor furrier and his wife, Heermann fulfilled his mother's vow at his birth that, if he lived, he would become a pastor. Initially a teacher, Heermann became a minister in the Lutheran Church in Koben in 1611 but had to stop preaching in 1634 due to a severe throat infection. He retired in 1638. Much of his ministry took place during the Thirty Years' War. At times he had to flee for his life and on several occasions lost all his possessions. Although Heermann wrote many of his hymns and poems during these devastating times, his persona… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ach, Jesu dessen Huld Im Himmel
Author: Johann Heermann
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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