Lord Jesus, We Give Thanks to Thee

Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee

Author: Christoph Fischer (1597); Translator (from German): August Crull (1923)
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1. Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee
That Thou hast died to set us free;
Made righteous through Thy precious blood,
We now are reconciled to God.

2. By virtue of Thy wounds we pray,
True God and man, be Thou our stay,
Our comfort when we yield our breath,
Our rescue from eternal death.

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

4. And thus the full assurance gain
That Thou to us wilt true remain
And not forsake us in our strife
Until we enter into life.

Author: Christoph Fischer

Born: 1520, Joachimstal, Bohemia. Died: October 1597, Celle (Zelle), Germany. Son of Jakob Fischer, Christoph matriculated at the University of Wittenberg in November 1540 (MA 1544). He was ordained in Wittenberg February 10, 1544, and served as pastor and probst at Jüterbogk, near Wittenberg. In 1552, he became cathedral preacher and superintendent at Schmalkalden, in 1571 pastor and general superintendent at Celle, and in 1577 chief pastor of St. Martin’s church in Halberstadt. He returned to Celle in 1583 as general superintendent of Lüneburg. His works include: Christliche und einfeltige Erklerung der gnadenreichen Historien des Leydens und Sterbens (Schmalkalden: 1585) --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Translator (from German): 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, we give thanks to Thee
Title: Lord Jesus, We Give Thanks to Thee
German Title: Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Author: Christoph Fischer (1597)
Translator (from German): August Crull (1923)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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