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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

Homburg, Ernst Christoph, was born in 1605, at Mihla, near Eisenach. He practised at Nauraburg, in Saxony, as Clerk of the Assizes and Counsellor. In 1648 ho was admitted a member of the Fruitbearing Society, and afterwards became a member of the Elbe Swan Order founded by Rist in 1660. He died at Naumburg, Juno 2, 1681. (Koch, iii. 388, 392; Allegemeine Deutsche Biographie, xiii. 43, 44.) By his contemporaries Homburg was regarded as a poet of the first rank. His earlier poems, 1638-1653, were secular, including many love and drinking songs. Domestic troubles arising from the illnesses of himself and of his wife, and other afflictions, led him to seek the Lord, and the deliverances he experienced from pestilence and from violence led him… Go to person page >

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

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Suggested tune: JESU MEINES LEBENS LEBEN

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