HERZLIEBSTER JESU

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 (1640)
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Incipit: 11175 12334 22345
Key: f minor

Texts

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that we to judge thee have in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by thine own rejected,
O most afflicted!

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Notes

Partially based on earlier melodies (including the Genevan tune for Psalm 23), HERZ LIEBSTER JESU was composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) and published in his Neues vollkömliches Gesangbuch (1640). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used the tune in both his St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, and various other composers have written preludes on the chorale.

HERZLIEBSTER JESU is a sober tune in minor tonality; it provides a strong match for Heermann's text. Sing with solemnity. Accompany in a subdued manner except at the final phrase of stanza 3, "for my salvation," a phrase that merits full organ accompaniment.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #699
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #67
Text: Ah, Holy Jesus
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4772
Text: O Dearest Jesus
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5121
Text: O Lord, Our Father, Shall We Be Confounded?
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #9664
Text: What Law, Beloved Jesu
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #386
Text: Ah, Holy Jesus, How Have You Offended
Small Church Music #6990
Text: Tompo Tsitoha, izahay mifona (Mighty Lord, forgive us)
  • PDF Score (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #289
Text: Ah, Holy Jesus
Worship and Rejoice #262
Text: Ah, Holy Jesus

Instances

Instances (1 - 61 of 61)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #69
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #138
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #208
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #139Text
Chalice Hymnal #210TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #699ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #117TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #372Page Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #381TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #196Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #100Page Scan
Discipleship Ministries Collection #46
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #292TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #349TextPage Scan
Glaubenslieder #158
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #218Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #158TextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #164
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #193
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #123
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #9
Les Chants du Pèlerin #183
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #172TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #439TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #119
Moravian Book of Worship #351TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #93TextPage Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #400
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #590
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #386Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #285TextPage Scan
Renew! #183TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1083Audio
Small Church Music #1084Audio
Small Church Music #6990Audio
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #66Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #176
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #234
The Cyber Hymnal #67TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4772TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5121TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9664TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #218Text
The New English Hymnal #62a
The New English Hymnal #62b
The United Methodist Hymnal #289TextScoreFlexScoreAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #81
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #82
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #83
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #84
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #85
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #86
The Worshiping Church #231TextFlexScorePage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #337
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #248TextFlexScorePage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #29bTextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #84TextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #138TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #262TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #746
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #186
Include 42 pre-1979 instances



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