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Composer: Johann Crüger
Published in 37 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Composer: Johann Crüger

Crüger, Johann, was born April 9, 1598, at Gross-Breese, near Guben, Brandenburg. After passing through the schools at Guben, Sorau and Breslau, the Jesuit College at Olmütz, and the Poets' school at Regensburg, he made a tour in Austria, and, in 1615, settled at Berlin. There, save for a short residence at the University of Wittenberg, in 1620, he employed himself as a private tutor till 1622. In 1622 he was appointed Cantor of St. Nicholas's Church at Berlin, and also one of the masters of the Greyfriars Gymnasium. He died at Berlin Feb. 23, 1662. Crüger wrote no hymns, although in some American hymnals he appears as "Johann Krüger, 1610,” as the author of the supposed original of C. Wesley's "Hearts of stone relent, relent" (q.v.).… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Johann Crüger
Meter: D
Incipit: 56543 23311 253
Key: F Major


Hail to the Lord's Anointed

Hail to the Lord's Anointed,
great David's greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.

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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #99Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #280
Common Praise (1998) #101TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #87Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #259TextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #125
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #190Text
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #599Text
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #695b
Rejoice in the Lord #511TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #228
Small Church Music #538Audio
Small Church Music #539Audio
The New English Hymnal #55TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #202
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #275Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #30TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #790Page Scan
Include 19 pre-1979 instances
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