O Jesus, Lamb of God, who art

O Jesus, Lamb of God, who art

Author: Barthold Helder
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Jesus, Lamb of God, who art
The Life and Comfort of my heart,
I, wretched sinner, come to Thee
And bring so many sins with me.

2 O God, my sinfulness is great,
I groan beneath a dreadful weight;
Yet, be Thou merciful, I pray,
Take guilt and punishment away.

3 Saint John, the Baptist, biddeth me
To cast my burden, Lord, on Thee.
Since Thou hast left Thy heavenly throne,
That for our sins Thou mightst atone.

4 Help me amend my ways, O Lord,
And willingly obey Thy Word;
Do always, then abide with me,
And when I die take me to Thee.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #417

Author: Barthold Helder

Helder, Bartholomäus, son of Johann Helder, Superintendent in Gotha, became, in 1607, schoolmaster at Friemar, and in 1616, pastor of Bemstadt, near Gotha, where he died of the pestilence, Oct. 28, 1635 (Koch, iii. 114, 115, 248; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xi. 684, 685, &c). Helder published two works (both in the Royal Library, Berlin). (1) Cymbalum Genethliacum. Erfurt, 1615 ; and (2) Cymbalum Davidicum. Erfurt, 1620. The first contains 15 Christmas and New Year Hymns, and the second 25, mostly Psalm versions. In the Cantionale Sacrum, Gotna, 1646-48, over 50 hymns are given with his name as composer of the music and without definite ascription as regards the words. Two of these have passed into English, viz.:— i. In meiner No… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesus, Lamb of God, who art
German Title: O Lämmlein Gottes Jesu Christ
Author: Barthold Helder
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #198

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a120

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d254

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