O Jesus, Savior dear (Heermann)

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1 O Jesus, Saviour dear,
How shall Thy Name be praised!
Thy sacred table now
Is spread with gifts most blessed.
Within that holy cup
Is healing for my soul;
Thou art the Bread of Life,
Broken to make me whole.

2 The burden of my sins
Hast Thou in mercy taken;
Thou touchest but my heart,
And Christian graces waken.
The feeble flame of faith
Is quickened by Thy grace;
My soul to peace restored,
With Thee at hand to bless.

3 My Austere, Lord, Thou art,
The Fount of every blessing;
If Thou be in my heart,
All else am I possessing.
Be and abide with me,
A constant Eucharist,
Then death to me is life
With Thee, O Jesus Christ.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #250

Author: Johann Heermann

Heermann, Johann, son of Johannes Heermann, furrier at Baudten, near Wohlau, Silesia, was born at Baudten, Oct. 11, 1585. He was the fifth but only surviving child of his parents, and during a severe illness in his childhood his mother vowed that if he recovered she would educate him for the ministry, even though she had to beg the necessary money. He passed through the schools at Wohlau; at Fraustadt (where he lived in the house of Valerius Herberger, q. v., who took a great interest in him); the St. Elizabeth gymnasium at Breslau; and the gymnasium at Brieg. At Easter, 1609, he accompanied two young noblemen (sons of Baron Wenzel von Rothkirch), to whom he had been tutor at Brieg, to the University of Strassburg; but an affection of the e… Go to person page >

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Author: Johann Heermann



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The Hymnal and Order of Service #250


The Hymnal and Order of Service #250

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d413

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