Jesus, Source of my salvation, Conqu'ror both of death and hell!

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1 Jesus, Source of my salvation,
Conqueror both of death and hell,
Thou Who didst, as my Oblation,
Feel what I deserved to feel,
Through Thy sufferings, death, and merit,
I eternal life inherit;
Thousand, thousand thanks to Thee,
Dearest Lord, for ever be.

2 Lord, Thy deep humiliation
Has atoned for all my pride;
I need fear no condemnation,
Since for sinners Thou hast died.
Thou becam’st a curse, dear Savior,
To restore me to God’s favor;
Thousand, thousand thanks to Thee,
Dearest Lord, for ever be.

3 Lord, I’ll praise Thee now and ever,
Who for me wast crucified;
For Thy agony, dear Savior,
For Thy wounds and pierced side,
For Thy love, so tried, unending,
For Thy death, all deaths transcending.
For Thy death and love divine,
Lord, I’ll be for ever Thine.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #108

Author: Ernst C. Homburg

Homburg, Ernst Christoph, was born in 1605, at Mihla, near Eisenach. He practised at Nauraburg, in Saxony, as Clerk of the Assizes and Counsellor. In 1648 ho was admitted a member of the Fruitbearing Society, and afterwards became a member of the Elbe Swan Order founded by Rist in 1660. He died at Naumburg, Juno 2, 1681. (Koch, iii. 388, 392; Allegemeine Deutsche Biographie, xiii. 43, 44.) By his contemporaries Homburg was regarded as a poet of the first rank. His earlier poems, 1638-1653, were secular, including many love and drinking songs. Domestic troubles arising from the illnesses of himself and of his wife, and other afflictions, led him to seek the Lord, and the deliverances he experienced from pestilence and from violence led him… Go to person page >

Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi

Jacobi, John Christian, a native of Germany, was born in 1670, and appointed Keeper of the Royal German Chapel, St. James's Palace, London, about 1708. He held that post for 42 years, and died Dec. 14, 1750. He was buried in the Church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. His publications included :— (1) A Collection of Divine Hymns, Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes and Thorough Bass. London: Printed and Sold by J. Young, in St. Paul’s Churchyard; . . . 1720. This edition contains 15 hymns. Two years later this collection, with a few changes in the text and much enlarged, was republished as (2) Psalmodia Germanica; or a Specimen of Divine Hymns. Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Source of my salvation, Conqu'ror both of death and hell!
German Title: Jesu meines Lebens Leben
Author: Ernst C. Homburg
Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi
Language: English

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JESU, MEINES LEBENS LEBEN (11756)

The composer of the tune is unknown; it was first published in Das grosse Cantional: oder Kirchen-Gesangbuch (Darmstadt, 1687) to the text "Alle Menschen mussen sterben" by J. G. Albinus; some Baroque organ works are associated with that text. The tune became associated with Homburg's text since the…

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JESU MEINES LEBENS


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