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O Jesu, meiner Seelen Leben

O Jesu, meiner Seelen Leben

Author: Heinrich Georg Neuss
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Jesu, meiner Seele Leben,
mein höchster Schatz und meines Herzens Lust,
dir will ich mich, mein Gott, erbeben,
ach dämpfe du in mir den Sündenwust.
Ach nimm dich, Jesu, meiner Seelen an,
und zeige mir, zeig mir die Lebensbahn.

2 Wenn mir die Welt die Stricke leget,
wenn Satan mich von dir will ziehen ab,
wenn in mir sich was Böses reget,
so sei o Gott, mein Licht und fester Stab.
Ach, nimm dich, Jesu, meiner Seelen an,
un zeite mir, zeig mir die Lebensbahn.

3 O Gott, du Licht der frommen Herzen,
du zählest ab der Frommen Schmerzen,
du hilfest deiner auswählten Schaar.
Ach, nimm dich, Jesu, meiner Seelen an,
und zeige mir, zeig mir die Lebensbahn.

4 Ach sende, Herr, aus deinem Throne
Licht Leben, Kraft und Gnade deinem Kind.
Hilf, Israeli, deinem Sohne,
vergieb aus Gnaden alle unsre Sünd.
Ach nimm dich, Jesu, meiner Seelen an,
und zeige mir, zeig mir die Lebensbahn.


Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #533

Author: Heinrich Georg Neuss

Neuss, Heinrich Georg, son of Andreas Neuss, surgeon at Elbingerode in the Harz, was born at Elbingerode, March 11, 1654, and entered the University of Erfurt in 1677 as a student of theology. In 1680 he became a private tutor at Heimburg, near Blankenburg, and then in 1683 conrector, and in 1684 rector of the school at Blankenburg in the Harz. In 1690 he was appointed assistant preacher at Wolfenbüttel, and soon afterwards diaconus of the Heinrichstadt church there. For holding prayer meetings, &c, he was denounced as a Pietist, and chose to resign rather than desist. In the same year, 1692, he became preacher at Hedwigsburg, and travelling Chaplain to Duke Rudolph August of Brunswick, who, at Easter, 1695, appointed him superintendent at… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesu, meiner Seelen Leben
Author: Heinrich Georg Neuss
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Suggested tune: DIR, DIR JEHOVAH

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Davidisches Psalter-Spiel der Kinder Zions #d754

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Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #533

Neu-vermehrt- und vollständiges Gesang-Buch #92

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