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Dich bitt ich, Heiland aller Welt!

Dich bitt ich, Heiland aller Welt!

Author: Bartholomaüs Helier (1635)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Dich bitt ich, Heiland aller Welt!
Sei meinem Herzen dargestellt,
daß ich an dir hab solche Freud,
als mir von Gott in dir bereit.

2 Weil du mein Heil und Christus bist,
der mir von Gott gegeben ist,
so reinige Herz, Sinn und Muth,
und mache mich gerecht und gut.

3 Zeig mir die Bahn, o helles Licht!
daß ich des Himmels fehle nicht.
Du bist allein mein Preis und Ruhm,
und ich dein Knecht und Eigenthum.

4 Dein Friede, Herr! verlaß mich nicht,
mein Auge sei auf dich gericht't;
so will ich gern aus dieser Welt
hinfahren, wenn es die gefällt.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #136

Author: Bartholomaüs Helier

Helder, Bartholomäus, son of Johann Helder, Superintendent in Gotha, became, in 1607, schoolmaster at Friemar, and in 1616, pastor of Bemstadt, near Gotha, where he died of the pestilence, Oct. 28, 1635 (Koch, iii. 114, 115, 248; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xi. 684, 685, &c). Helder published two works (both in the Royal Library, Berlin). (1) Cymbalum Genethliacum. Erfurt, 1615 ; and (2) Cymbalum Davidicum. Erfurt, 1620. The first contains 15 Christmas and New Year Hymns, and the second 25, mostly Psalm versions. In the Cantionale Sacrum, Gotna, 1646-48, over 50 hymns are given with his name as composer of the music and without definite ascription as regards the words. Two of these have passed into English, viz.:— i. In meiner No… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dich bitt ich, Heiland aller Welt!
Author: Bartholomaüs Helier (1635)
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain


Suggested tune: VOM HIMMEL HOCH


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Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #136

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