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Vor Gericht, Herr Jesu, steh ich hie

Vor Gericht, Herr Jesu, steh ich hie

Author: Johann M. Dilheer
Published in 2 hymnals

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Vor G'richt, Herr Jesu! steh ich hie:
zu dir beug ich meine's Herzens Knie;
kann mir selbst gar nicht rathen.
Mein groß und viele Missethat
mich hier und dort verdammet hat:
doch will ich nicht verzagen.
Herr Jesu Christ, dein Blut allein
macht mich von allen Sünden rein,
weil ich in wahrer Reu und Buß,
an dich glaub und fall dir zu Fuß.
Herr Jesu Christ! deß dank ich dir,
deß dank ich dir;
ich will mich bessern: hilf du mir.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #351

Author: Johann M. Dilheer

Dilherr, Johann Michael, was born at Themar in Meiningen, Oct. 14, 1604, and educated at the Universities of Leipzig, Altdorf and Jena. In 1646 he became first pastor of St. Sebaid's Church, and Antistes of the Nürnberg clergy, and died at Nürnberg, April 8, 1669. He was reckoned one of the most learned men and the greatest preacher of his time. He wrote some 60 hymns, which appeared in various devotional works, and in his Bey 1000 Alte und Neue Geistliche Psalmen, Lieder und Gebete, Nürnberg, 1654, &c. Only one has been translated:— Nun lasset Gottes Güte. [God's Care.] Appeared in his Weg zu der Seligkeit, Nürnberg, 1646, p. 491, in 16 stanzas, entitled "Hymn of God's Goodness and against fretting Cares." The translation is from… Go to person page >

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First Line: Vor Gericht, Herr Jesu, steh ich hie
Author: Johann M. Dilheer
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain


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