Lord Jesus Christ, we come to Thee

Lord Jesus Christ, we come to Thee

Author: Michael Weisse; Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

Lord Jesus Christ, we come to Thee,
For that hast deign'd on earth to be
A pious and a loving child,
Whom never sin nor guilt defiled.

We ask but one thing for our lot,
O Lord, deny Thy children not,--
Teach us to rest upon Thy will,
And take Thee for our Pattern still.

Oh put Thy Spirit in our breast,
Help us to learn with childlike rest,
That we may lay the one true ground,
And evermore in Thee be found.

Source: Chorale Book for England, The #179

Author: Michael Weisse

Michael Weiss was born at Neisse, in Silesia. He was a pastor among the Bohemian Brethren, and a contemporary with Luther. His hymns have received commendation. He died in 1540. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… 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 Jesus Christ, we come to Thee
German Title: Nun hilf uns, O Herr Jesu Christ
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Author: Michael Weisse
Source: B. Brethren
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Chorale Book for England, The #179

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d136

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #162

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d139

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