Lord Jesus Christ, You Set Us Free

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1 Lord Jesus Christ, you set us free--
Accept our thanks eternally!
Forgiven through your precious blood,
We now are reconciled to God.

2 By virtue of the wounds you bore,
True God and Man, our hope restore.
Give courage when we yield our breath;
Deliver us from hell and death.

3 Defend us, Lord, from sin and shame;
Help us by your almighty name
To bear our crosses patiently,
Consoled by your great agony.

4 For thus the certainty we gain
That you will always true remain
And not forsake us in our strife
But lead us out of death to life.

Source: Christian Worship (1993): a Lutheran hymnal #123

Author: Christoph Vischer

Vischer, Christoph, son of Jakob Vischer or Fischer, burgess at Joachimsthal, in Bohemia, was born at Joachimsthal in 1520. He matriculated at the University of Wittenberg in Nov. 1540 (B.A. 1544), and was ordained at Wittenberg on Feb. 10, 1544, as pastor and probst at Jüterbogk, near Wittenberg. He was then appointed (in 1552) cathedral preacher and superintendent at Schmalkalden; in 1571 pastor and general superintendent at Meiningen; in 1574 court preacher and assistant superintendent at Celle (Zelle); and in 1577 chief pastor of St. Martin's Church at Halberstadt. He returned to Celle in 1583, as general superintendent of Lüneburg, and died at Celle in October, 1597. Vischer was a somewhat voluminous writer. Rotermund gives the t… Go to person page >

Translator: August Crull

August Crull was born January 27, 1845 in Rostock, Germany, where his father, Hofrat Crull, was a lawyer. He was educated at the Gymnasium in Rostock, and at Concordia College in St. Louis and Fort Wayne where he graduated in 1862. His father died soon after he began studying at the Gymnasium. His mother then married Albert Friedrich Hoppe, who later became the editor of the St. Louis edition of Luther's Works. In 1865, Crull graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He became assistant pastor at Trinity Church in Milwaukee and also served as Director of the Lutheran High School. Later he was pastor of the Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 1873 to 1915, he was professor of the German language and literature at Concordia… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord Jesus Christ, you set us free
Title: Lord Jesus Christ, You Set Us Free
Author: Christoph Vischer
Translator: August Crull
Language: English


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Christian Worship (1993) #123

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