Ich ruff zu dir Herr Jesu Christ (Ivo de Vento)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-23)  CPDL #50293:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2018-06-23).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 258 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A semi-diplomatic edition.

General Information

Title: Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ
Composer: Ivo de Vento
Lyricist: Johann Agricola

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1572 in Neue teutsche Lieder, 3 vv, no. 2

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ. A versification of Psalm 31

German.png German text

Ich ruff zu dir Herr Jesu Christ/
 Ich bitt erhör mein klagen/
 verleyh mir gnad zu diser frist/
 laß mich doch nit verzagen/
 den rechten weg, O Herr, ich mein/
 den wöllest du mir geben/
 dir zu leben/
 mein nechsten nutz zu seyn/
 dein wort zu halten eben

English.png English translation

I call to you, Lord Jesus Christ /
 Hear my complains,
 Give me your grace in this time/
 do not let me despair
 the right way, O Lord, I mean /
 you want to give me /
 to live /
 my to be useful to my neighbour/
 and even to keep your word.