Wir singen dir, Immanuel

Text and Translations

Included in Crüger’s Praxis pietatis melica, 1653, no. 100, in 16 stanzas of 4 lines. It later appeared in Ebeling’s Pauli Gerhardi Geistliche Andachten, 1666/67, no. 52, where four stanzas were added as 4, 8, 9, and 17. In Feustking’s Pauli Gerhardi Geistreiche Hauss- und Kirchen-Lieder, 1707, p. 14.

Wir singen dir, Immanuel

Text | Crüger | Ebeling | Feustking


Emmanuel, we sing Thy praise.

This translation of stanzas 1–3, 5–7, 18–20, appeared in the British Magazine, January, 1838, p. 35. Repeated, omitting the translation of stanza 19, and beginning “Emmanuel, Thy name we sing,” in Kennedy, 1863. Text | Scan

Immanuel, we sing to Thee.

A. T. Russell in the Dalston Hospital Hymn Book, 1848. A translation of stanzas 1–3, 5. Text | Scan

Immanuel, we sing to Thee, Of life…

J. F. Thrupp in his Psalms and Hymns, 1853, no. 35. A translation of stanzas 1–3, 6, 20, adapted from earlier versions. Text | Scan

Thee, O Immanuel, we praise.

Catherine Winkworth, in her Lyra Germanica, First Series, 1855, p. 28. A translation of stanzas 1–3, 5–7, 18–20. In her 2d ed., 1856, p. 24, she added a translation of stanza 9, and also in her Chorale Book for England, 1863, no. 35. Beginning “With all Thy saints, Thee, Lord, we sing” (stanza 2), in Boardman’s Selections, Philadelphia, 1861. Text | Scan

We sing to Thee, Emmanuel, The Prince…

Frances Cox in her contribution to Lyra Messianica, 1864, p. 55, and in her own Hymns from the German, 1864, p. 35. A translation of stanzas 1–3, 5–7, 18–20. In the American Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, 1871, it begins, “All glory, worship, thanks and praise” (stanzas 2, 3, 19, 20). Text | Scan

We sing to Thee, Immanuel! Thou Prince of Life.

Signed “F. C. C.,” in Dr. Pagenstecher’s Collection, 1864, no. 26 . A translation of stanzas 1, 2, 19, 20. Text | Scan

We sing to Thee, Immanuel, Thou Prince of Life.

Anonymous. In the Moravian Hymn Book, 1748, no. 109 in part III (1754, part I, no. 436). Text | Scan

Immanuel, to Thee we sing, Thou Prince, etc.

L. E. Schlecht, in the Moravian Hymn Book, 1789, no. 45 (1886, no. 45). Text | Scan

Immanuel! Thy praise we sing.

Fry, 1859, p. 163. Text | Scan

To Thee, Immanuel, we sing, The Prince, etc.

Manington, 1864, p. 36. Text | Scan

Immanuell to Thee we sing, The Fount.

John Kelly, 1867, p. 37. Text | Scan