Zuflucth des armen Sünders in die Wunden Christi

Gleich wie sich fein ein Vögelein

Author: S. Bernhardi; Translator: Dr. Joh. Major (1564)
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1 Gleich wie sich fein
ein Vögelein
in hohle Baum' verstecket,
wenns trüb' hergeht,
die Luft unstät
Menschen und Vieh erschrecket:

2 Also Herr Christ,
mein' Zuflucht ist
die Höhle Deiner Wunden:
Wenn Sünd' und Tod
mich bracht in Noth,
hab' ich mich drein gefunden.

3 Darin ich bleib',
ob Seel' und leib
hier von einander scheiden,
so werd' ich dort
bei Dir, mein Hort,
sein in ewigen Freuden.

4 Herr jesu Christ!
mein Trost Du bist
an meinem Letzten Ende,
wenn ich hinfahr'
mein' Seel' bewahr',
ich b'fehl sie in Dein' Hände.

5 Ehre sei nun
Gott Vat'r und Sohn,
dem heil'gen Geist zusammen,
zweifle auch nicht,
weil Christus spricht:
Wer gläubt, wird selig, Amen.

Author: S. Bernhardi

Bernard of Clairvaux, saint, abbot, and doctor, fills one of the most conspicuous positions in the history of the middle ages. His father, Tecelin, or Tesselin, a knight of great bravery, was the friend and vassal of the Duke of Burgundy. Bernard was born at his father's castle on the eminence of Les Fontaines, near Dijon, in Burgundy, in 1091. He was educated at Chatillon, where he was distinguished for his studious and meditative habits. The world, it would be thought, would have had overpowering attractions for a youth who, like Bernard, had all the advantages that high birth, great personal beauty, graceful manners, and irresistible influence could give, but, strengthened in the resolve by night visions of his mother (who had died in 1… Go to person page >

Translator: Dr. Joh. Major

Major, Johann, son of Johann Gross (Latinised to Major), farmer at Reinstedt, near Orlainünde, in Thuringia, was born at Reinstedt, Dec. 26, 1564. In 1592 he was ordained as diaconus at Weimar, and in 1605 became pastor and superintendent at Jena. In 1611 he was appointed professor at Jena (D.D., July 1612), and died there Jan. 4, 1654. (J. C. Zeumer's Vitae Professorum . . . in Academia Jenensi, 1711, i., p. 117, &c.) His name is associated with the hymn "Ach Gott und Herr," which is noted under Rutilius, M., p. 982, ii. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gleich wie sich fein ein Vögelein
Title: Zuflucth des armen Sünders in die Wunden Christi
Translator: Dr. Joh. Major (1564)
Author: S. Bernhardi
Language: German
Publication Date: 1848
Notes: Mel. Ach Gott und Herr.
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements