Bartholomaüs Helder

Short Name: Bartholomaüs Helder
Full Name: Helder, Bartholomaüs, 1585-1635
Birth Year: 1585
Death Year: 1635

Helder, Bartholomäus, son of Johann Helder, Superintendent in Gotha, became, in 1607, schoolmaster at Friemar, and in 1616, pastor of Bemstadt, near Gotha, where he died of the pestilence, Oct. 28, 1635 (Koch, iii. 114, 115, 248; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xi. 684, 685, &c).

Helder published two works (both in the Royal Library, Berlin). (1) Cymbalum Genethliacum. Erfurt, 1615 ; and (2) Cymbalum Davidicum. Erfurt, 1620. The first contains 15 Christmas and New Year Hymns, and the second 25, mostly Psalm versions. In the Cantionale Sacrum, Gotna, 1646-48, over 50 hymns are given with his name as composer of the music and without definite ascription as regards the words.

Two of these have passed into English, viz.:—
i. In meiner Noth ruf ich zu dir. Supplication. A prayer for grace, which appeared in the Cantionale Sacrum, pt. ii., Gotha, 1648, No. 71, in 3 st. of 6 1. Translated by Miss Manington, 1863, p. 1, as "From out my woe I cry to Thee."
ii. O Lämmlein Gottes, Jesu Christ. St. John Baptist's Day. Founded on St. John i. 29. Appeared as No. 103 in the Cantionale Sacrum, Gotha, 1646, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, entitled, "On St. John's Day." Included as No. 391 in the Unverfälschter Liedersegen. 1851. The only translation in common use is "O Jesus, Lamb of God, who art," in full, by A. Crull, as No. 120 in the Ohio Lutheran Hymnal, 1880. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by Bartholomaüs Helder (20)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Das Jesulein soll doch mein TrostBarthold Helder (Author)5
Der Engel zu Maria kommtBarthold Helder (Author)4
Dich bitt ich, Heiland aller Welt!Barthol. Helier (Author)German2
Dich bitt ich, trautes JesuleinBartholomäus Helder (Author)German9
Du starker Held, Herr Jesu ChristBarthold Helder (Author)German9
Gleichwie ein Hirschlein mit BegierdBartholomaüs Helder (Author)German2
Gott sei gedankt durch Jesum ChristBarthold Helder (Author)3
Ich freu' mich in dem HerrenBarthold Helder (Author)5
Lord Jesus Christ, strong hero thouBarthold Helder (Author)English6
O dearest Jesus, thee I prayBarthold Helder (Author)English4
O heilger Geist du ewger GottBarthold Helder (Author)German3
O Heilger Geist! ewiger Gott Barthold Helder (Author)German11
O heiliger Geist, o heiliger Gott, du Tröster wert in aller NotBarthold Helder (Author)German16
O Holy Ghost eternal GodBarthold Helder (Author)English11
O Jesus, Lamb of God, Thou artBartholomäus Helder (Author)English6
O Jesus, Lamb of God, who artBarthold Helder (Author)English3
O Lämmlein Gottes, Jesu ChristBarthold Helder (Author)German15
O trautes, liebes JesuleinBarthold Helder (Author)German3
Send' uns Herr Christ, die Engel deinBarthold Helder (Author)3
Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Dass du vom Himmel kommen bistBartholomäus Helder (Author)German5
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