Herr Jesus Christ, dein teures Blut

Representative Text

1 Herr Jesu Christ! dein theures Blut
ist meiner Seele höchstes Gut,
das stärkt, das labt, das macht allein
mein Herz von allen Sünden rein.

2 Dein blut, mein Schmuck, mien Ehrenkleid,
dein Unschuld und Gerechtigkeit
macht, daß ich kann vor Gott bestehn
und zu der Himmelsfreud eingehn.

3 O Jesu Christe, Gottes Sohn!
mein Trost, mein Heil, mein Gnadenthron,
dein theures Blut, dein Lebensfast
giebt mir stets neue Lebenskraft.

4 Herr Jesu! in der letzten Noth,
wenn mich schreckt Teufel, Höll und Tod,
so laß ja dies mein Labsal sein:
dein Blut macht mich von Sünden rein.



Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #161

Author: Johann Olearius

Johannes Olearius (b. Halle, Germany, 1611; d. Weissenfels, Germany, 1684) Born into a family of Lutheran theologians, Olearius received his education at the University of Wittenberg and later taught theology there. He was ordained a Lutheran pastor and appointed court preacher to Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels in Halle and later to Duke Johann Adolph in Weissenfels. Olearius wrote a commentary on the entire Bible, published various devotional books, and produced a translation of the Imitatio Christi by Thomas a Kempis. In the history of church music Olearius is mainly remembered for his hymn collection, which was widely used in Lutheran churches. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Herr Jesus Christ, dein teures Blut
Author: Johann Olearius
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Suggested tune: NUN LASST UNS DEN LEIB

Tune

TRURO (Williams)

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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[Eternity, O thund'rous word]


HEBRON (Mason)


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