Cristo, Vida del viviente

Author: Ernst Christoph Homburg

Homburg, Ernst Christoph, was born in 1605, at Mihla, near Eisenach. He practised at Nauraburg, in Saxony, as Clerk of the Assizes and Counsellor. In 1648 ho was admitted a member of the Fruitbearing Society, and afterwards became a member of the Elbe Swan Order founded by Rist in 1660. He died at Naumburg, Juno 2, 1681. (Koch, iii. 388, 392; Allegemeine Deutsche Biographie, xiii. 43, 44.) By his contemporaries Homburg was regarded as a poet of the first rank. His earlier poems, 1638-1653, were secular, including many love and drinking songs. Domestic troubles arising from the illnesses of himself and of his wife, and other afflictions, led him to seek the Lord, and the deliverances he experienced from pestilence and from violence led him… Go to person page >

Translator: Andrés Meléndez

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Text Information

First Line: Cristo, Vida del viviente
German Title: Jesu, meines Lebens Leben
Author: Ernst Christoph Homburg
Translator: Andrés Meléndez
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.7
Language: Spanish

Tune

JESU, MEINES LEBENS LEBEN (11756)

The composer of the tune is unknown; it was first published in Das grosse Cantional: oder Kirchen-Gesangbuch (Darmstadt, 1687) to the text "Alle Menschen mussen sterben" by J. G. Albinus; some Baroque organ works are associated with that text. The tune became associated with Homburg's text since the…

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Timeline

Instances

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Culto Cristiano #47
Himnario Evangelico Luterano ... 2nd ed. #d36



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