1 God loved the world so that He gave
His only Son the lost to save
That all who would in Him believe
Should everlasting life receive.
2 Christ Jesus is the Ground of faith,
Who was made flesh and suffered death;
All that confide in Him alone
Are built on this chief Cornerstone.
3 God would not have the sinner die,
His Son with saving grace is nigh;
His Spirit in the Word doth teach
How man the blessed goal may reach.
4 Be of good cheer, for God's own Son
Forgives all sins which thou hast done;
And, justified by Jesus' blood,
Thy Baptism grants the highest good.
5 If thou be sick, if death draw near,
This truth thy troubled heart can cheer:
Christ Jesus saves my soul from death;
That is the firmest ground of faith.
6 Glory to God the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To Thee, O blessed Trinity,
Be praise now and eternally!
|First Line:||God loved the world so that He gave|
|Title:||God Loved the World So that He Gave|
|German Title:||Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt|
|Translator:||A. Crull, 1845-1923|
|Source:||L. Bollhagen, Heileges Lippen..Gesangbuch, Stettin, c. 1778|