Scripture Verse

By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:15

Introduction

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Descent from the Cross
Peter Paul Rubens
1577–1640

Words: Chris­toph Fisch­er, 1597 (Wir dank­en dir, Herr Je­su Christ). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Au­gust Crull, 1923.

Music: Wir dan­ken dir Berg­krey­en (Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1562) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Fisch­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
August Crull
1845–1923

Lyrics

Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee
That Thou hast died to set us free;
Made righteous through Thy precious blood,
We now are reconciled to God.

By virtue of Thy wounds we pray,
True God and man, be Thou our stay,
Our comfort when we yield our breath,
Our rescue from eternal death.

Defend us, Lord, from sin and shame;
Help us by Thine almighty name
To bear our crosses patiently,
Consoled by Thy great agony.

And thus the full assurance gain
That Thou to us wilt true remain
And not forsake us in our strife
Until we enter into life.