Lord Jesu Christ, the Prince of Peace

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1 Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace,
True God and Man art Thou!
Our mighty help in life and death,
O hear and help us now!
'Tis through Thy name alone we claim
The mercy of Thy Father.

2 The times are sore and perilous
With heavy woes and wars,
Whence no man can deliver us;
But do Thou plead our cause,
That God may lay His wrath away,
Nor deal with us in anger.

3 We have deserved, and patiently
Would bear, whate'er Thou wilt;
But grace is mightier far with Thee,
Than all our sin and guilt;
Forgive us then, dear Lord, again;
Thy love is ever faithful.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #496

Author: Jacob Ebert

Ebert, Jacob, was born Jan. 26, 1549, at Sprottau, in Silesia. In the University of Frankfurt a. Oder he was successively Professor of Hebrew, of Ethics, and of Theology, and died there Feb. 5, 1614 (Koch, ii. 270-271; Bode, p. 62). One hymn by him has been translated — Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ. [For Peace .] First published. in B. Gesius's Geistliche Deutsche Lieder, Frankfurt a. Oder, 1601, folio 197, in 7 st. of 7 1., entitled "In Time of War, a prayer for peace, D. Jacobus Ebertus," the D denoting that he was also Doctor of Theology. Thence in Wackernagel, v. p. 413, and in the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, No. 585. Sometimes erroneously ascribed to L. Helmbold. The only translation in common use is :— Lord Je… 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: Lord Jesu Christ, the Prince of Peace
Author: Jacob Ebert (1614)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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