Composer: J. B. Reimann (1747)
Published in 36 hymnals

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Composer: J. B. Reimann

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Tune Information

Composer: J. B. Reimann (1747)
Incipit: 51234 54322 34554
Key: F Major
Source: Hirschberg Gesangbuch, 1741; Melody in Hirschberg Gesangbuch, 1741
Copyright: Copyright by Robert Davis. Used by permission.


I look to thee in every need

I look to thee in every need,
And never look in vain
I feel thy strong and tender love,
And all is well again:
The thought of thee is mightier far
Than sin, and pain, and sorrow are.

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I thank thee, Lord, for strength of arm


O JESU first appeared in an organ collection, Sammlung alter und neuer Melodien evangelischen Lieder (1747), compiled by Johann B. Reimann for use with texts found in the Hirschberger evangelischen Gesangbuch (1741). Often attributed to Reimann, the tune was set to "O Jesu, warum legst du mir so viele Lasten auf." O JESU originally had half notes at the beginning and end of each line. This simple bar form (AAB) tune invites part singing. For a more dramatic performance, try having one or several soloists sing the questions in each stanza with the entire congregation singing the prayer responses. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #926
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #5245
Text: O North with All Thy Vales of Green
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #531
Text: How Shall They Hear the Word of God
  • Full Score (XML)


Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #926

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #232

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Common Praise (1998) #449

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #507b

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #78

Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #207

Hymns of Truth & Light #93

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #531


Small Church Music #2801


Small Church Music #5683


The Cyber Hymnal #5245

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The New Century Hymnal #463

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