Ack, Herre Jesus, hör min röst

Representative Text

1 Ack Herre Jesus, hör min röst:
Gör gid ett tempel i mitt bröst.
Uti mit hjärta blif och bo,
Så har jag tröst och evig ro.

2 Låt aldrig mig förgät dig,
Ditt namn ske pris evinnerlig!
Ditt namn med fröjd jag lofva vill,
Förläna mig din nåd dartill!

3 Ära ske Gud uppå sin tron,
Som oss har skränkt sin ende son!
Nu mänskors röst och änglars kor
Lofsjunge den i höjdens bor!

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S114

Translator: Olaus Martini

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Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ack, Herre Jesus, hör min röst
Original Language: German
Author: Martin Luther
Translator: Olaus Martini
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain



Initially Luther used the folk melody associated with his first stanza as the tune for this hymn. Later he composed this new tune for his text. VOM HIMMEL HOCH was first published in Valentin Schumann's Geistliche Lieder in 1539. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used Luther's melody in three places in his wel…

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