Composer:   Johann Cruger
Arranger:   William H. Mathis
Publisher:   Abingdon Press
Edition:   09884X
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Teri Larson
Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis 2002
R&R Chair Music in Worship

A resurrected setting of an old favorite, Ah, Holy Jesus is based on the familiar tune, HERTZLIEBSTER JESU. The melody is passed around beginning with the tenors, then sopranos, tenors again and then altos. The melody predominantly in the lower voices adds a somber tone. Sustained pitches add a grounded effect. Thoughtfully written and recommended if you’re looking for a setting of this beautiful tune. Difficulty: medium-easy.