Wir wollen ihm die Krippe schmücken

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Wir wollen ihm die Krippe schmücken
und bei ihm bleiben die ganze Nacht,
die Hand ihm küssen und sie drücken,
dieweil er uns sogGuts gebracht.

Und wollen nimmer von ihm gehen
und zu ihm beten zu aller Frist
und immerdar von Herzen flehen:
ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ!
ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ!

Source: Deutsches Liederbuch: Sammlung von Chorälen und Liedern für Schule und Haus #171

Author: Matthias Claudius

Claudius, Matthias, son of Matthias Claudius, Lutheran pastor at Reinfeld in Holstein (near Lübeck), was born at Reinfeld, Aug. 15, 1740. An ancestor, who died as a Lutheran pastor in 1586, had Latinized his name, Claus Paulsen, to Claudius Pauli, and his descendants had adopted Claudius as their surname. Claudius entered the University of Jena, in 1759, as a student of theology, but being troubled with an affection of the chest, and finding little attraction in the Rationalism of Jena, he turned his attention to law and languages. After a short visit to Copenhagen, as private secretary to a Danish count, he joined in 1768 the staff of the Hamburg News Agency (Adress-Comptoirnachrichten). Removing to Wandsbeck, near Hamburg, he undertook i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wir wollen ihm die Krippe schmücken
Author: Matthias Claudius
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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