Jesu, meines Lebens Leben

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1 Jesu, meines Lebens Leben,
Jesu, meines Todes Tod,
der du dich für mich gegeben
in die tiefste Seelennot,
in das äußerste Verderben,
nur daß ich nicht möchte sterben:
tausend- tausendmal sei dir,
liebster Jesu, Dank dafür!

2 Du, ach du hast ausgestanden
Lästerreden, Spott und Hohn,
Speichel, Schläge, Strick und Bande,
du gerechter Gottessohn,
mich Elenden zu erretten
von des Teufels Sündenketten!
Tausend- tausendmal sei dir,
Liebster Jesu, Dank dafür!

3 Du hast lassen Wunden schlagen,
dich erbärmlich richten zu,
um zu heilen meine Plagen,
und zu setzen mich in Ruh'!
Ach, du hast zu meinem Segen
lassen dich mit Fluch belegen!
Tausend- tausendmal sei dir,
Liebster Jesu, Dank dafür!

8 Nun ich danke dir von Herzen,
Jesu, für gesammte Not;
für die Wunden, für die Schmerzen,
für den herben bittern Tod,
für dein Zittern, für dein Zagen,
für dein tausendsaches Plagen,
für dein' Angst und tiefe Pein,
will ich ewig dankbar sein.

Source: Kleines Gesang- und Gebetbuch #17

Author: Ernst C. Homburg

Ernst C. Homburg (b. Mihla, near Eisenach, Germany, 1605; d. Naumberg, Germany, 1681) wrote most of his hymns for his own devotions. He described this eight-stanza text as a "hymn of thanksgiving to his Redeemer and Savior for his bitter sufferings." In early life, Homburg was a writer of love and drinking songs. After a difficult time of family illness he experienced a religious conversion, and his poetry took a more serious turn. A lawyer by profession, he wrote hymns to express and strengthen his own faith rather than for public use. Some 150 of his hymn texts were published in his Geistliche Lieder. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesu, meines Lebens Leben
Author: Ernst C. Homburg
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Suggested tune: JESU MEINES LEBENS LEBEN

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