Herr Jesu, dir leb'ich. Herr Jesu, dir sterb' ich.Thanks to my father and a high school class I eventually dropped, I can count from eins to zehn. However, I could not recognize any word save "Jesu." When in doubt, turn to Google!
Herr Jesu, dein bin ich, tot und lebendig.
My search proved productive and I share the results with you by translating the Herr Jesu prayer.
Lord Jesus, I live for you.What a worthy prayer! I am hard-pressed to think of a more aptly-stated confession for the one who seeks to live the Ordinary life to the glory of God.
Lord Jesus, I die for you.
Lord Jesus, I am yours, in death and in life.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. That annual event marks the beginning of Lent, a meaningful period of 40 days (not counting Sundays) leading to the celebration of the Lord's resurrection. I have decided to pray the Herr Jesu each day of Lent. I pray that my thoughts, words, and actions will match my prayer. Will you join me?
Herr Jesu . . .
For further reading:
Butler, Charles. The Life of Hugo Grotius. London: John Murray, 1876.
Prayer quoted from page 206.