1 Jesu! who in sorrow dying
Didst deliverance bring to me,
Whilst my sins for vengeance crying
Nailed Thee to the shameful tree;
Thou who Satan’s power subduest,
And the sinner’s hope renewest,
Biddest all so graciously
That I needs must come to Thee.
2 Born in sin—my life transgression,
Oh how I have gone astray!
But I make Thee full confession—
Naught but sin hath marked my way.
Grant me graciously remission,
Who am wounded with contrition.
Be no more my trespass sought
Which on me Thy wrath hath brought.
3 I believe—in Thee believing,
Leave me not, O Lord, to die;
Strength and grace from Thee receiving,
I may sin and death defy.
Now I stay me on Thy blessing,
Till, the sight of Thee possessing,
I shall live from conflict free,
Happy in eternity.
Rist, Johann, son of Kaspar Rist, pastor at Ottensen, near Hamburg, was born at Ottensen, March 8, 1607, and from his birth was dedicated to the ministry. After passing through the Johanneum at Hamburg and the Gymnasium Illustre at Bremen, he matriculated, in his 21st year, at the University of Rinteln, and there, under Josua Stegmann (q. v.), he received an impulse to hymn-writing. On leaving Rinteln he acted as tutor to the sons of a Hamburg merchant, accompanying them to the University of Rostock, where he himself studied Hebrew, Mathematics and also Medicine.
During his residence at Rostock the terrors, of the Thirty Years War almost emptied the University, and Rist himself also lay there for weeks ill of the pestilence. After his r… Go to person page >
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >
Display Title: Jesu! Who In Sorrow DyingFirst Line: Jesu! who in sorrow dyingTune Title: JESU DER DU MEINE SEELEAuthor: Johann Rist; Arthur T. RussellMeter: 126.96.36.199Source: Himmlische Lieder, 1641; Tr.: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deigthon, 1851)