Lord Jesus Christ, strong hero thou

Lord Jesus Christ, strong hero thou

Author: Barthold Helder
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord Jesus Christ, strong Hero Thou,
Grim death Thou hast o'erpowered now,
Thou dost destroy hell's gate and chain,
Dost on the third day rise again.

2 Thou grantest to Thy friends the grace
To look again upon Thy face,
And showest them the glorious prize,
Won when from death Thou didst arise.

3 Grant that we and all Christians may
Partake of this great joy today,
Which by Thy resurrection Thou
To all men freely givest now.

4 Grant us that we may rise from sin,
A holy life to lead begin,
Till we, from sin and pain set free,
In endless Easter live with Thee.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #230

Author: Barthold Helder

Helder, Bartholomäus, son of Johann Helder, Superintendent in Gotha, became, in 1607, schoolmaster at Friemar, and in 1616, pastor of Bemstadt, near Gotha, where he died of the pestilence, Oct. 28, 1635 (Koch, iii. 114, 115, 248; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xi. 684, 685, &c). Helder published two works (both in the Royal Library, Berlin). (1) Cymbalum Genethliacum. Erfurt, 1615 ; and (2) Cymbalum Davidicum. Erfurt, 1620. The first contains 15 Christmas and New Year Hymns, and the second 25, mostly Psalm versions. In the Cantionale Sacrum, Gotna, 1646-48, over 50 hymns are given with his name as composer of the music and without definite ascription as regards the words. Two of these have passed into English, viz.:— i. In meiner No… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Jesus Christ, strong hero thou
German Title: Du starker Held, Herr Jesu Christ
Author: Barthold Helder
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Church Hymnal for Lutheran Services #97

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d245

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #96

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #230

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d195

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Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #60

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d459

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The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) (2nd ed) #501a

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d222

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