Wie bist du mir so innig gut

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1 Wie bist du mir so innig gut,
mein Hoherpriester Du!
Wie kräftig spricht Dein teures Blut
und bring mein Herz zur Ruh.

2 Wenn mein Gewissen zagen will
Vor meiner Sündenschuld,
so macht Dein Blut mich wieder still,
setzt mich bei Gott in Huld.

3 Es gibt dem schwerbedrückten Sinn
Freimütigkeit zu Dir,
daß ich in Dir zufrieden bin,
wie arm ich bin in mir.

4 Bin ich gestrauchelt hier und da
Und will verzagen fast,
spür Dein Versöhnungsblut ich nah;
das nimmt mir meine Last.

5 Es lindert meinen tiefen Schmerz
Durch seine milde Kraft,
es stillet mein verstörtes Herz
und neuen Glauben schafft.

6 Zieh mich in Dein versöhnend Herz,
mein Jesus, tief hinein,
laß es in aller Not und Schmerz
mir Burg und Zuflucht sein!

Source: Glaubenslieder #391

Author: Gerhard Tersteegen

Tersteegen, Gerhard, a pious and useful mystic of the eighteenth century, was born at Mörs, Germany, November 25, 1697. He was carefully educated in his childhood, and then apprenticed (1715) to his older brother, a shopkeeper. He was religiously inclined from his youth, and upon coming of age he secured a humble cottage near Mühlheim, where he led a life of seclusion and self-denial for many years. At about thirty years of age he began to exhort and preach in private and public gatherings. His influence became very great, such was his reputation for piety and his success in talking, preaching, and writing concerning spiritual religion. He wrote one hundred and eleven hymns, most of which appeared in his Spiritual Flower Garden (1731). He… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wie bist du mir so innig gut
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen
Language: German

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[Alas, and did my Savior bleed] (Hudson)


GRÄFENBERG

Composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) as a setting for Paul Gerhardt's "Nun danket all’ und bringet Ehr," GRÄFENBERG was first published in the 1647 edition of Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica. The tune is arbitrarily named after a water-cure spa in Silesia, Austria, which became famous in the 1820…

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BROWN (Bradbury)


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