O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein ist

Meter: 4.4.11. 4.4.11.
Composer: Johann Crüger, 1653
Source: Praxis pietatis melica, Berlin, 1653
Proper Text: O Jesus Christ, My Paradise (O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein ist)

Zahn No. 2074


Johann Crüger composed this tune for Paul Gerhardt’s Christmas text, O Jesus Christ, My Paradise (O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein ist). Both text and tune appeared for the first time in the 1653 edition of Crüger’s Praxis pietatis melica, a scan of which is available here.

Johann Crüger’s Original Setting, 1653: