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Ach, mein Herr Jesus, wenn ich Dich nicht hätte

Ach, mein Herr Jesus, wenn ich Dich nicht hätte

Author: Christian Gregor
Published in 29 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ach, mein Herr Jesu, wenn ich dich nicht hätte
Und wenn dein Blut nicht für die Sünder redte,
Wo sollt ich Ärmster unter den Elenden
Mich sonst hinwenden?

2 Ich wüsste nicht, wo ich vor Jammer bliebe;
Denn wo ist solch ein Herz wie deins voll Liebe?
Du, du bist meine Zuversicht alleine;
Sonst weiß ich keine.

3 Hättst du dich nicht zuerst an mich gehangen,
Ich wär von selbst dich wohl nicht suchen gangen;
Du suchtest mich und nahmst mich mit Erbarmen
In deine Arme.

4 Nun dank ich dir vom Grunde meiner Seelen,
Dass du nach deinem ewigen Erwählen
Auch mich zu deiner Kreuzgemeine brachtest
Und selig machtest.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13469

Author: Christian Gregor

Gregor, Christian, son of Georg Gregor, a peasant living in the Silesian village of Dirsdorf, near Peilau, was born at Dirsdorf, Jan. 1, 1723. In 1742 he went to Herrnhut, where he was at first employed in tuition. He became leader of the music in the [Moravian] Brethren's congregation at Herrnhaag, in 1748, and in 1749 at Zeist; but in 1753 he returned to Herrnhut as cashier of the Brethren's Board of Direction. He was, in 1756, ordained diaconus, in 1767 presbyter, and in 1789 bishop of the Brethren's Church. On Nov. 6,1801, he attended a meeting, held at Herrnhut, of the Board of Direction of which he had been a member from 1764. Just as he entered his house at Berthelsdorf, near Herrnhut, he was struck with paralysis, and died that same… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ach, mein Herr Jesus, wenn ich Dich nicht hätte
Author: Christian Gregor
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13469
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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Glaubenslieder #157


The Cyber Hymnal #13469

Include 27 pre-1979 instances
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