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Ich hab' ein Wort vernommen

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1 Ich hab ein Wort vernommen,
das Jesus selber spricht:
Wen dürstet, der soll kommen,
denn ich verstoß ihn nicht.
Und keiner kommt vergebens;
aus Christi Fülle
quillt ein Wasser solchen Lebens,
das alles Dürsten stillt.

2 So komm doch ohne Bangen
zu Jesu Gnadenquell,
dort wirst du Heil empfangen,
das macht dich rein und hell!
Dort schwinden alle Flecken,
und alles Weh und Ach
wird Jesu Blut bedecken,
denn heut ist Gnadentag!

3 So komm ich, eingeladen,
weil Du so freundlich bist,
Herr, zu dem Quell der Gnaden,
der mir zum Heile fließt.
Mein Herz ist voll Verlangen,
Dir ganz zu öffnen sich,
von Dir, Herr, zu empfangen
das Leben, Jesus, Dich!

Source: Glaubenslieder #330

Author: Philipp Friedrich Hiller

Hiller, Philipp Friedrich, son of Johann Jakob Hiller, pastor at Mühlhausen on the the Enz, Württemberg, was born at Mühlhausen, Jan. 6, 1699. He was educated at the clergy training schools at Denkendorf (under J. A. Bengel) and Maulbronn, and the University of Tübingen (M.A. 1720). His first clerical appointment was as assistant at Brettach, near Neckarsulm, 1724-27. He afterwards held similar posts at Hessigheim and elsewhere, and was also, from 1729-31, a private tutor at Nürnberg. He was then, on St. Bartholomew's Day, 1732, instituted as pastor of Neckargröningen, on the Neckar, near Marbach. In 1736 he became pastor of his native place, and in 1748 pastor at Steinheim, near Heidenheim. In his third year of residence at Steinheim… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ich hab' ein Wort vernommen
Author: Philipp Friedrich Hiller
Language: German



George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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