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Ach, Jesu dessen Huld Im Himmel

Ach, Jesu dessen Huld Im Himmel

Author: Johann Heermann
Published in 3 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

Heermann, Johann, son of Johannes Heermann, furrier at Baudten, near Wohlau, Silesia, was born at Baudten, Oct. 11, 1585. He was the fifth but only surviving child of his parents, and during a severe illness in his childhood his mother vowed that if he recovered she would educate him for the ministry, even though she had to beg the necessary money. He passed through the schools at Wohlau; at Fraustadt (where he lived in the house of Valerius Herberger, q. v., who took a great interest in him); the St. Elizabeth gymnasium at Breslau; and the gymnasium at Brieg. At Easter, 1609, he accompanied two young noblemen (sons of Baron Wenzel von Rothkirch), to whom he had been tutor at Brieg, to the University of Strassburg; but an affection of the e… Go to person page >

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

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