Herr Jesus Christ, dein teures Blut

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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

Olearius, Johannes, son of Johann Olearius, pastor of St. Mary's Church and superintendent at Halle, was born at Halle, Sept. 17, (N.S.) 1611. He entered the University of Wittenberg in 1629 (M.A. 1632, D.D. 1643], where he became lecturer, and, in 1635, adjunct of the philosophical faculty. In 1637 he became Superintendent at Querfurt; and, in 1643, was appointed by Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels as his chief court preacher, and private chaplain at Halle, where he became in 1657 Kirchenrath, and in 1664 General Superintendent. When, on the death of Duke August in 1680, the administration of Magdeburg fell to the Elector of Brandenburg, Duke Johann Adolf gave Olearius similar appointments at Weissenfels, which he held till his death on… Go to person page >

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

Notes

Suggested tune: NUN LASST UNS DEN LEIB

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[Eternity, O thund'rous word]


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