Jesus, Life by which I live

Jesus, Life by which I live

Author: Ernst C. Homburg
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Ernst C. Homburg

Ernst C. Homburg (b. Mihla, near Eisenach, Germany, 1605; d. Naumberg, Germany, 1681) wrote most of his hymns for his own devotions. He described this eight-stanza text as a "hymn of thanksgiving to his Redeemer and Savior for his bitter sufferings." In early life, Homburg was a writer of love and drinking songs. After a difficult time of family illness he experienced a religious conversion, and his poetry took a more serious turn. A lawyer by profession, he wrote hymns to express and strengthen his own faith rather than for public use. Some 150 of his hymn texts were published in his Geistliche Lieder. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, Life by which I live
Author: Ernst C. Homburg
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Book of Worship #151

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d219

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