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Jesus, call thou me, from the world to thee

Jesus, call thou me, from the world to thee

Author: Adam Drese
Tune: JESU, RUFE MICH
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, call thou me
from the world to thee;
speed me ever, stay me never;
Jesus, call thou me.

2 Not Jerusalem -
lowly Bethlehem
'twas that gave us Christ to save us;
not Jerusalem.

3 Favored Bethlehem!
honored is that name;
thence came Jesus to release us;
favored Bethlehem!

4 Wondrous Child divine!
warm this heart of mine;
keep it burning, for thee yearning,
wondrous Child divine!

5 Jesus, call thou me
from the world to thee;
speed me ever, stay me never;
Jesus, call thou me.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #285

Author: Adam Drese

Drese, Adam, was born in Dec. 1620, in Thuringia, probably at Weimar. He was at first musician at the court of Duke Wilhelm, of Sachse-Weimar; and after being sent by the Duke for further training under Marco Sacchi at Warsaw, was appointed his Kapellmeister in 1655. On the Duke's death in 1662, his son, Duke/Bernhard, took Drese with him to Jena, appointed him his secretary, and, in 1672, Town Mayor. After Duke Bernhard's death, in 1678, Drese remained in Jena till 1683, when he was appointed Kapellmeister at Arnstadt to Prince Anton Günther, of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. He died at Arnstadt, Feb. 15, 1701 (Koch, iv. 270-274; Allg. Deutsche Biog., v. 397; Wetzel, i. 1934, and A. H. , vol. i., pt. iv., pp. 28-30). In 1680, the reading o… Go to person page >

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