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Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Daß du vom Himmel kommen bist

Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Daß du vom Himmel kommen bist

Author: Bartholomäus Helder, d. 1635
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ,
Daß du vom Himmel kommen bist,
Und hast als ein König gerecht
Erlöst das ganze menschlich Gschlecht;

2. Und zu Jerusalem zeuchst ein
Sanftmütig auf ein Eselein,
Das Volk singt Hosianna schon
Und Ehr sei Gott im höchsten Thron.

3. Also wollst, Herr, auch bei uns sein,
In unsre Herzen ziehen ein,
Daß uns der Teufel, Tod und Sünd,
Mit seiner Macht nicht überwind.

4. So wollen wir mit großem Schall
Dein Namen rühmen überall,
Bis wir in Himmel gehen ein
Zu dir und deinen Engelein.

Source: Kirchenbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #16

Author: Bartholomäus Helder, d. 1635

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 >

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First Line: Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Daß du vom Himmel kommen bist
Author: Bartholomäus Helder, d. 1635
Publication Date: 1877
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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