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Neujahrslied

Representative Text

1 Das alte Jahr vergangen ist:
wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ,
daß du uns in so groß Gefahr
so gnädiglich behüt't dies Jahr.

2 Wir bitten dich, ewigen Sohn
des Vaters in dem höchsten Thron,
du wollest deine Christenheit
ferner bewahren allezeit.

3 Entzeuch uns nicht dein heilsam's Wort,
welch's ist der Seelen Trost und Hort;
vor falscher Lehr, Abgötterei,
behüt uns, Herr, und steh uns bei.

4 Hilf, daß wir von der Sündenbahn,
und fromm zu werden fangen an;
kein'r Sünd im alten Jahr gedenk;
ein Gnadenreich neu Jahr uns schenk.

5 Christlich zu leben, seliglich
zu sterben, und hernach fröhlich
am jüngsten Tage aufzustehn,
mit dir in Himmel einzugehn.

6 Zu danken und zu preisen dich
mit allen Engeln ewiglich.
O Jesu, unsern Glauben mehr,
zu deines Namens Lob und Ehr.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #576

Author: Johann Steuerlein

Johann Steurlein (b. Schmalkalden, Thuringia, Germany, 1546; d. Meiningen, Germany, 1613) studied law at the University of Wittenberg. From 1569 to 1589 he lived in Wasungen near Meiningen, where he served as town clerk as well as cantor and organist in the Lutheran church. From 1589 until his death he lived in Meiningen, where at various times he served as notary public, mayor, and secretary to the Elector of Saxony. A gifted poet and musician, Steurlein rhymed both the Old and New Testaments in German. A number of his hymn tunes and harmonizations were published in Geistliche Lieder (1575) and Sieben und Zwantzig Neue Geistliche Gesenge (1588). Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist
Title: Neujahrslied
Author: Johann Steuerlein
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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Suggested tune: VOM HIMMEL HOCH

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