Mein Erloeser

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1 Ich will von meinem Jesus singen,
von Seiner Gnade, Lieb und Treu,
von Seinem bittern Kreuzesleiden,
von Seiner Blutskraft, die macht frei.

Singt, o singt von meinem Jesus,
von Seiner Gnade, Lieb und Treu,
von Seinem bittern Kreuzesleiden,
von Seiner Blutskraft, die macht frei!

2 Ich will von Seinen Wundern rühmen,
wie Er die Sünder selig macht.
Er hat auch mir durch Sein Versühnen
himmlisches Licht und Heil gebracht. [Refrain]

3 Ich will den teuren Heiland preisen:
Sein Regiment ist ohne Fehl;
Er hilft den Seinen völlig siegen
über die Sünde, Tod und Höll. [Refrain]

Source: Glaubenslieder #309

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Translator: Heinrich Ernst Gebhardt

Ernst (Heinrich) Gebhardt (1832-1899), a Methodist minister of Germany, spent some time in South America and North America and England accompanying R. Pearsail Smith as song leader at his evangelistic meetings. Gebhardt wrote many original hymns and translated over 50 Gospel hymns from English into German, most of them Moody and Sankey songs. They appeared in his Frohe Botschaft and Evangeliums-Lieder (C. F. Spittler, Basel), which were distributed in Europe and America in innumerable volumes. He was the compiler and editor of many other songbooks. Gebhardt's translations of such songs as "Rock of Ages"—"Fels des Heils," and "Oh, Have You Not Heard"—"Ich weiss einen Strom" seem to have more poetic quality than the English. His contri… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ich will von meinem Jesus singen
Title: Mein Erloeser
English Title: My Redeemer (I will sing of my Redeemer)
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Translator: Heinrich Ernst Gebhardt
Language: German
Refrain First Line: Singt, o singt von meinem Jesus