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Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, Der von uns den Gottes-Zorn wandt'

Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, Der von uns den Gottes-Zorn wandt'

Alterer: Martin Luther; Author: Jan Hus
Published in 13 hymnals

Full Text

1. Jesus Christus unser Heiland,
Der von uns den Gotteszorn wandt',
Durch das bitter' leiden sein,
Half er uns aus der höllen pein.

2. Daß wir nimmer das vergessen,
Gab er uns sein'n leib zu essen,
Verborgen im brod so klein,
Und zu trinken sein blut im wein.

3. Wer sich will zu dem tisch' machen,
Der hab' wohl acht auf sein' sachen,
Wer unwürdig hinzu geht,
Für das leben den tod empfäht.

4. Du sollt Gott den Vater preisen,
Daß er dich so wohl wollt' speisen,
Und für deine missethat
In den tod sein'n Sohn geben hat.

5. Du sollt gläuben und nicht wanken,
Daß es sei ein' speis' der kranken,
Den'n ihr herz von sünden schwer,
Und für angst ist betrübet sehr.

6. Solch' groß' gnad' und barmherzigkeit
Sucht ein herz in großer arbeit.
Ist dir wohl, so bleib davon,
Daß du nicht kriegst bösen lohn.

7. Er spricht selber: kommt ihr armen,
Laßt mich über euch erbarmen,
Kein arzt ist dem starken noth,
Sein' kunst wird an ihm gar ein spott.

8. Hätt'st du dir was könn'n erwerben,
Was dürst' ich dann für dich sterben?
Dieser tisch auch dir nicht gilt,
So du selber dir helfen willt.

9. Gläubest du das von herzengrunde
Und bekennest mit dem munde,
So bist du recht wohl geschickt,
Und die speise dein' seel' erquickt.

10. Die frucht soll auch nicht ausbleiben,
Deinen nächsten sollt du lieben,
Daß er dein genießen kann,
Wie dein Gott an dir hat gethan.

Source: Kirchen-Gesangbuch: für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #205

Alterer: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Author: Jan Hus

[John Huss] Jan Hus was born in Bohemia (part of the region, along with Moravia, we now call the Czech Republic), ca. 1370. He studied philosophy and theology at Prague University. Though only regarded as an average student, he received an undergraduate degree in 1396 and a Masters in 1398. In 1402 he was ordained as a priest in the Catholic Church and became rector and priest at Bethlehem Chapel. Hus lived in a time of great political and religious upheaval and to fully understand the man and his circumstances, some background is necessary. Domestic political turmoil was emerging in Bohemia and in the early 1400s the Catholic Church was enmeshed in the Great Schism in which three rival popes vied for control of the church. The schism l… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, Der von uns den Gottes-Zorn wandt'
Alterer: Martin Luther
Author: Jan Hus
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesus Christus, nostra salus . J. Hus? [ Holy Communion .] This hymn has been ascribed to Hus, and is included in the Monumentorum Joannis Hus altera pars, Nürnberg, 1558, but his authorship is at least doubtful. Wackernagel, vol. i., gives three forms, No. 367, in 10 stanzas from a Munich manuscript of the 15th century; No. 368 from the 1558, as above, in 9 stanzas; No. 369 from Leisentritt's Gesang-Buch (R.C.), 1584, in 7 stanzas. The last text is also in Daniel, ii. 370. In his Cantiones Bohemicae, Leipzig, 1886, preface, pp. 22, 31, 43, &c, G. M. Dreves discusses the authorship, and cites it as in 10 stanzas, in a manuscript cir. 1410, belonging to the Abbey of Hohenfurth; in a Gradual, cir. 1420,. In the Bohemian Museum at Prag, &c. The text of Leisentritt's Gesang-Buch, 1584, is translated as:— Jesus Christ our true salvation. By R. F. Littledale, in the 2nd edition of Lyra Eucharistica, 1864, p. 354, and the People's Hymnal, 1867. This hymn has also passed into English through the German, viz.:— Jesus Christus unser Holland, Der von uns den Gottes Zorn wandt. This is by M. Luther, and first appeared in Eyn Enchiridion, Erfurt, 1524, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, entitled "The Hymn of St. John Hus improved." Thence in Wackernagel , iii. p. 9. Also in Schircks's edition of Luther's Geistliche Lieder, 1854, p. 70; in the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, No. 279, &c. Only stanza i. is at all directly taken from the Latin, so that if Luther "improved " the hymn he did so by superseding it. Translated as:— Lord Jesus Christ! to Thee we pray, From us. In full, by W. M. Reynolds, in the Evangelical Re¬view, Gettysburg, Oct., 1849, repeated as No. 264 in the Ohio Lutheran Hymnal, 1880. Other translations are, (1) "Our Saviour Christ, King of grace," in Gude and Godlie Ballates, edition 1568, f. 9 (1868, p. 15. (2) "Our Saviour Christ by His own death," as No. 276 in Pt. i. of the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754. (3) "To avert from men God's wrath," by C. I. Latrobe, as No. 557 in the Moravian Hymn Book, 1789 (1849, No. 959). In the edition of 1886, No. 973, it begins, "That we never should forget" (stanza ii.); (4) "Jesus Christ, our Saviour, Who," by J. Anderson, 1846, p. 72. In his edition 1847, p. 85, altered to "Christ our Lord and Saviour"; (5) “Jesus the Christ—the Lamb of God," by Dr. J. Hunt, 1853, p. 106. (6) "Christ who freed our souls from danger," by R. Massie, 1854, p. 75, and in Dr. Bacon, 1884, p. 30. (7) "Christ Jesus, our Redeemer born," by Dr. G. Macdonald in the Sunday Magazine, 1867, p. 840, and his Exotics, 1876, p. 103. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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