Dearest Jesu, we are here (Johann Rudolf Ahle)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-17).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-17).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Dearest Jesu, we are here
Composer: Johann Rudolf Ahle
Tune: Liebster Jesu
Lyricist: George Ratcliffe Woodward

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 78. 78. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 269

Description: Harmony by Johann Sebastian Bach, words after Tobias Clausnitzer (1619-1684)

External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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Dearest Jesu, we are here,
at thy call, thy presence owning;
pleading now in holy fear
that great sacrifice atoning:
Word incarnate, much in wonder
on this mystery deep we ponder.

Jesu, strong to save – the same
yesterday, to-day, for ever –
make us fear and love thy name,
serving thee with best endeavour:
in this life, O ne’er forsake us,
but to bliss hereafter take us.