Composer: Johann Crüger
Published in 25 hymnals

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Composer: Johann Crüger

Johann Crüger (b. Grossbriesen, near Guben, Prussia, Germany, 1598; d. Berlin, Germany, 1662) Crüger attended the Jesuit College at Olmutz and the Poets' School in Regensburg, and later studied theology at the University of Wittenberg. He moved to Berlin in 1615, where he published music for the rest of his life. In 1622 he became the Lutheran cantor at the St. Nicholas Church and a teacher for the Gray Cloister. He wrote music instruction manuals, the best known of which is Synopsis musica (1630), and tirelessly promoted congregational singing. With his tunes he often included elaborate accom­paniment for various instruments. Crüger's hymn collection, Neues vollkomliches Gesangbuch (1640), was one of the first hymnals to include figure… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Johann Crüger
Incipit: 17123 42132 12345
Key: e minor
Copyright: Public Domain


Johann Crüger (PHH 42) composed HERR, ICH HABE MISGEHANDELT for a hymn text of the same name by Johann Franck and then published the two together in his Geistliche Kirchen-Melodien (1649), a collection of psalms and hymns set for four voices, two instruments, and continuo. The tune has appeared in many altered versions; the Psalter Hymnal version is shaped by a repetitive rhythmic pattern. The tune's four phrases may be sung in harmony.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Organ Solo

  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Five Tunes HI: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Jacob B. Weber
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2014) pp. 27
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 13: Ascension Pentecost: O - Z Trinity
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Richard W. Gieseke
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1982) pp. 30
  • Twenty Chorale-Preludes, Four Inventions and a Fugue
    Composer/Editor Randall Thompson
    Published By: E. C. Schirmer Music Company (1970) pp. 13
  • Seasonal Chorale Preludes with Pedals: Book 1 Advent Christmas Epiphany Lent Passiontide General
    Composer/Editor C. H. Trevor
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1963) pp. 12
  • Organ Music for the Church Year: Improvisations by G. Winston Cassler
    Composer/Editor G. Winston Cassler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1959) pp. 30, 32
  • The Church Organist's Golden Treasury Volume Two -- An Anthology of Choral Preludes: Carl F. Pfatteicher
    Composer/Editors Archibald T. Davison; Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg
    Published By: Oliver Ditson Company (1951) pp. 21

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Assist Me To Proclaim: Alternate Hymn Settings Volume 1
    Composer/Editor Henry V. Gerike
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2009) pp. 35
  • 22 Hymn Introductions
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Sadowski
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1997) pp. 50
  • Organ Descants for Selected Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor G. Winston Cassler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1972) pp. 26
  • Intonations for the Hymn of the Week
    Composer/Editor Theodore Beck
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1969) pp. 35


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1288
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #4065
Text: Lord, to Thee I Make Confession
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #142
Text: Hear My Cry and Supplication
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Small Church Music #7318
Text: Gondviselő jó Atyám vagy (My dear God, good Father)
  • PDF Melody (PDF)


Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Ambassador Hymnal #269


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1288

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Christian Worship #302

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #450

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Lutheran Service Book #608


Lutheran Worship #233

Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #142


Small Church Music #2554


Small Church Music #7318


The Cyber Hymnal #4065

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P39b

Include 14 pre-1979 instances
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