Would you know my greatest prize

Would you know my greatest prize

Author: Johann C. Schwedler; Author: Herman H. Brueckner
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1 Would you know my greatest prize?
Would you know what makes me wise?
Would you know, and would you own
What I glory in alone?--
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!

2 Who, of faith the Substance true,
Fills the mouth with praises too?
Who, for sin the perfect Cure,
Maketh my salvation sure?--
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!

3 Who in trial makes me strong?
Who delivers me from wrong?
Who is He that makes me free,
Even God's own child to be?--
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!

4 Who lends comfort here below?
Who protects me from the foe?
Who is He that heals my heart,
Soothing well the wounds that smart?--
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!

5 Who from death removes the sting?
Who doth shield me 'neath His wing?
Who, when life's short dream is o'er,
Bids me to His kingdom soar?--
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!

6 Knowing Him to be my Goal,
I shall strive with all my soul
So to live and so to die
That mine eyes may see on high
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!
Jesus Christ, the Crucified!

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #315

Author: Johann C. Schwedler

Schwedler, Johann Christoph, son of Anton Schwedler, farmer and rural magistrate at Krobsdorf, near Lowenberg, in Silesia, was born at Krobsdorf, Dec. 21, 1672, and matriculated at the University of Leipzig, in 1695 (M.A. 1697). In 1698 he was appointed assistant minister at Niederwiese, near Greiffenberg, and began his duties there on the 18th Sunday after Trinity. On the death of the diaconus, Christoph Adolph, he succeeded him as diaconus, in December, 1698; and, finally, in 1701, he became pastor there. He died at Niederwiese, suddenly, during the night of Jan. 12, 1730. Schwedler was a powerful and popular preacher, and peculiarly gifted in prayer. It is said that sometimes, beginning service at 5 or 6 a.m., he would continue the ser… Go to person page >

Author: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Would you know my greatest prize
Author: Johann C. Schwedler
Author: Herman H. Brueckner
Refrain First Line: Jesus Christ, the crucified

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