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So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ

Language: German (Deutsch)

So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ,
mein Arm tu ich ausstrecken.
So schlaf ich ein und ruhe fein,
kein mensch kan mich aufwecken.
Denn Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn
der wird die Himmelstür auftun,
mich führen zum ewigen Leben.

Translation(s): ENG

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Note: this text was first published in 1575 as a fifth stanza to Nikolaus Herman's three-stanza hymn text "Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist", which first appeared in in Kirchen Gesang, 1569, Frankfurt am Main.

Submitted by Ivo Zandhuis


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):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "So I journey towards Jesus Christ", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-12-13.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:24
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