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Jesu, day by day

Jesu, day by day, Guide us on life's way; Nought of dangers will we reckon

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf; Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Jesu, day by day
Guide us on life's way;
Nought of dangers will we reckon,
Simply haste where Thou didst beckon,
Lead us by the hand
To our fatherland.

Hard should seem our lot,
Let us waver not,
Never murmur at our crosses
In dark days of grief and losses
'Tis through trial we
Here must pass to Thee.

When the heart must know
Pain for others' woe,
When beneath its own 'tis sinking,
Give us patience, hope unshrinking,
Fix our eyes, O Friend,
On our Journey's end.

Thus our path shall be
Daily traced by Thee;
Draw Thou nearer when 'tis rougher,
Help us most when most we suffer,
And when all is o'er,
Ope to us Thy door!

Source: Chorale Book for England, The #174

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

Zinzendorf, Count Nicolaus Ludwig, the founder of the religious community of Herrnhut and the apostle of the United Brethren, was born at Dresden May 26, 1700. It is not often that noble blood and worldly wealth are allied with true piety and missionary zeal. Such, however, was the case with Count Zinzendorf. In 1731 Zinzendorf resigned all public duties and devoted himself to missionary work. He traveled extensively on the Continent, in Great Britain, and in America, preaching "Christ, and him crucified," and organizing societies of Moravian brethren. John Wesley is said to have been under obligation to Zinzendorf for some ideas on singing, organization of classes, and Church government. Zinzendorf was the author of some two thousand hymn… Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth (b. Holborn, London, England, 1827; d. Monnetier, Savoy, France, 1878) is well known for her English translations of German hymns; her translations were polished and yet remained close to the original. Educated initially by her mother, she lived with relatives in Dresden, Germany, in 1845, where she acquired her knowledge of German and interest in German hymnody. After residing near Manchester until 1862, she moved to Clifton, near Bristol. A pioneer in promoting women's rights, Winkworth put much of her energy into the encouragement of higher education for women. She translated a large number of German hymn texts from hymnals owned by a friend, Baron Bunsen. Though often altered, these translations continue to be used i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesu, day by day, Guide us on life's way; Nought of dangers will we reckon
Title: Jesu, day by day
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Chorale Book for England, The #174

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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #152

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