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Ach, lieber Herre Jesu Christ

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ach, lieber Herre Jesu Christ,
weil du ein Kind gewesen bist,
so gib auch diesem Kindelein
dein Gnad' und auch den Segen dein!
Ach, Jesus, Herre mein,
behüt' dies Kindelein!
Dein'r Engel Schar, die wohn' ihm bei,
es schlaf', es wach' und wo es sei.
[Dein Geist behüt's, o Gottessohn,
dass es verlang' der Heil'gen Kron'.]1
Ach Jesus, Herre mein,
behüt' dies Kindelein!
Nun schlaf, nun schlaf, mein Kindelein!
[Jesus soll freundlich bei dir sein,
Er wolle, dass dir träume wohl]2
und werdest aller Tugend voll!
[Ach Jesus,]3 Herre mein,
behüt' dies Kindelein!
Ein' gute Nacht und guten Tag
geb' dir, der alle Ding' vermag!
[Hiermit]4 sollst du gesegnet sein,
[du]5 herzeliebes Kindelein!
[Ach Jesus,]6 Herre mein,
behüt' dies Kindelein!

Translation(s): DUT ENG

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1 Brahms: "das heilig Kreuz behüt es schon,/ dass es besitz der Heilgen Kron"
2 Brahms: "Jesus, der soll dein Wächter sein,/ der woll, dass dir geträume wohl"
3 Brahms: "Jesus, der"
4 Brahms: "Hiemit"
5 Brahms: "mein"
6 Brahms: "Jesus, der"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ach, Jezus Christus, lieve Heer", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-08-25.
Last modified: 2015-06-16 12:39:15
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