Ô Jésus, Ma Joie

Author: Johann Franck (1618-1677)

Johann Franck (b. Guben, Brandenburg, Germany, 1618; d. Guben, 1677) was a law student at the University of Köningsberg and practiced law during the Thirty Years' War. He held several positions in civil service, including councillor and mayor of Guben. A significant poet, second only to Paul Gerhardt in his day, Franck wrote some 110 hymns, many of which were published by his friend Johann Crüger in various editions of the Praxis Pietatis melica. All were included in the first part of Franck’s Teutsche Gedichte bestehend im geistliche Sion (1672). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Translator: Joëlle Gouel

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Text Information

First Line: Ô Jésus, ma joie
Title: Ô Jésus, Ma Joie
English Title: Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Author: Johann Franck (1618-1677)
Translator: Joëlle Gouel (1987)
Language: French
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: Version française © Joëlle Gouel, 1987

Tune

JESU, MEINE FREUDE

Johann Crüger (PHH 42) composed JESU, MEINE FREUDE, a bar form tune (AAB) written for this text. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) incorporated the tune into his cantatas 12, 64, 81, and 87 and composed a beautiful motet and several organ preludes on the melody. Sing this great chorale in harmony throughout.…

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