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Christ Jesus, Lord, to us attend

Representative Text

1 Christ Jesus, Lord! to us attend,
The Holy Spirit to us send,
With grace to rule us day by day,
And lead us on in wisdom's way.

2 Unseal our lips to sing Thy praise,
Our hearts in true devotion raise;
Our faith increase, and light bestow,
That we Thy name may truly know.

3 Until we join the hosts that cry:
Holy art Thou, O Lord most high!
And see Thy face, O Lord of might!
'Mid endless joy and blissful light.

4 Exalt the Father and the Son,
And Holy Spirit! Three in One--
To Thee, O Holy Trinity,
Eternal praise and glory be.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #3

Author: Wilhelm II, Duke of Sachs-Weimar

Wilhelm (II. or IV.), Duke of Sachse-Weimar, son of Duke Johann of Sachse-Weimar, was born in the castle of Altenburg, April 11, 1598. He studied for some time at the University of Jena, devoting himself especially to music and mathematics. On the outbreak of the Thirty Years War he espoused the cause of Friedrich V. of the Palatinate. At the battle of the Weisse Berg, near Prague, he was severely wounded, and at the battle fought near Stadtlohn, in Westphalia (Aug., 1623), he was at first left for dead, and then taken prisoner by Tilly. In 1625 the Emperor allowed him to go free, and he assumed the government of Weimar. When Gustavus Adolphus came to Germany (1630), Wilhelm did not join him till after the battle of Breitenfeld (Sept., 1631… Go to person page >

Author: Louis Heyl

Heyl, Louis, several of whose translations from the German are in the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Columbus, Ohio, 1880, is a Custom House officer in Philadelphia. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ Jesus, Lord, to us attend
Author: Wilhelm II, Duke of Sachs-Weimar
Author: Louis Heyl



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Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d45

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #3

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #3

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