Christ Jesus, Please Be by Our Side

Author (attributed to): Wilhelm August II, 17th century

Wilhelm (II. or IV.), Duke of Sachse-Weimar, son of Duke Johann of Sachse-Weimar, was born in the castle of Altenburg, April 11, 1598. He studied for some time at the University of Jena, devoting himself especially to music and mathematics. On the outbreak of the Thirty Years War he espoused the cause of Friedrich V. of the Palatinate. At the battle of the Weisse Berg, near Prague, he was severely wounded, and at the battle fought near Stadtlohn, in Westphalia (Aug., 1623), he was at first left for dead, and then taken prisoner by Tilly. In 1625 the Emperor allowed him to go free, and he assumed the government of Weimar. When Gustavus Adolphus came to Germany (1630), Wilhelm did not join him till after the battle of Breitenfeld (Sept., 1631… Go to person page >

Translator: Madeleine Forrell Marshall

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First Line: Christ Jesus, please be by our side
Title: Christ Jesus, Please Be by Our Side
Author (attributed to): Wilhelm August II, 17th century
Translator: Madeleine Forrell Marshall
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Cantionale Sacrum, Gotha, 1651
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: Translation © 1992 Madeleine Forell Marshall

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The New Century Hymnal #375



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