Composer: Johann Crüger
Published in 21 hymnals

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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
Incipit: 13455 43431 22113
Key: E♭ Major


Johann Crüger composed WIE SOLL ICH DICH EMPFANGEN for Gerhardt's text and published the tune in 1653; the tune name is the German incipit of Gerhardt's text. Enhancing a sense of personal and communal meditation, the tune gives reflective support to this text. The tune is in isorhythmic form (all equal rhythms) as well as rounded bar form (AABA). It is well suited for part singing. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


The Cyber Hymnal #3757
Text: Light of the Gentile Nations
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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #241
Text: O Lord, How Shall I Meet You
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #331
Text: O Lord, How Shall I Meet You
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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #217
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #18TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #94TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #241TextAudioPage Scan
Glaubenslieder #435Audio
Hymns to the Living God #100TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #334Text
Lutheran Worship #19Text
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #331Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #1704Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3757TextScoreAudio
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