Cristo, Vida del viviente

Author: Ernst Christoph Homburg

Ernst C. Homburg (b. Mihla, near Eisenach, Germany, 1605; d. Naumberg, Germany, 1681) wrote most of his hymns for his own devotions. He described this eight-stanza text as a "hymn of thanksgiving to his Redeemer and Savior for his bitter sufferings." In early life, Homburg was a writer of love and drinking songs. After a difficult time of family illness he experienced a religious conversion, and his poetry took a more serious turn. A lawyer by profession, he wrote hymns to express and strengthen his own faith rather than for public use. Some 150 of his hymn texts were published in his Geistliche Lieder. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Translator: Andrés Meléndez

(no biographical information available about Andrés Meléndez.) Go to person page >

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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Culto Cristiano #47

Himnario Evangelico Luterano ... 2nd ed. #52

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