Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Jesus, sun of gladness

Full Text

1 Jesus, Sun of gladness,
Fountain Thou of grace;
Cure for ev'ry sadness,
Turn to me Thy face;
Look in mercy tender
On Thy child today,
Help and comfort render,
Be my staff and stay.

2 Purge me, O my Savior,
In Thy precious blood;
Teach me true behavior,
O my highest Good;
Ev'ry day and hour
Grant me faith to see,
Lord, the cleansing power
Of Thy death for me.

3 Lord, my sole desire
Is to serve Thee well,
And I would aspire
E'er with Thee to dwell.
Joyous praise be given
To Thy name, O Lord,
Who art both in heaven
And on earth adored.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #198

Author: Gustav Friedrich Ludwig Knak

Knak, Gustav Friedrich Ludwig, son of Christian F. L. Knak, Justiz Commissarius at Berlin, was born at Berlin, July 12, 1806. He matriculated as a student of theology at the University of Berlin, Easter, 1826. In the autumn of 1829 he became tutor in a private school at Königs-Wusterhausen, near Berlin, where he worked manfully for the sick and dying during the cholera year 1831. He returned to Berlin in August, 1832, and acted as one of the editors of the well-known Geistlicher Lieder Schatz (referred to in this Dictionary as the Berlin Geistlicher Lieder Schatz), to which he contributed a number of hymns, and for which he wrote the preface dated Dec. 11, 1832. In the autumn of 1834 he was ordained pastor of Wusterwitz, near Dramburg, in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, sun of gladness
Author: Gustav Friedrich Ludwig Knak



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
American Lutheran Hymnal #198TextPage Scan
Select Songs for School and Home #d75
Songs of Praise #d151
Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d156
The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d395
The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d188
Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #310TextPage Scan