587. I Know My Faith Is Founded

1 I know my faith is founded
On Jesus Christ, my God and Lord;
And this my faith confessing,
Unmoved I stand on His sure Word.
Our reason cannot fathom
The truth of God profound;
Who trusts in human wisdom
Relies on shifting ground.
God's Word is all-sufficient,
It makes divinely sure;
And trusting in its wisdom,
My faith shall rest secure.

2 Increase my faith, dear Savior,
For Satan seeks by night and day
To rob me of this treasure
And take my hope of bliss away.
But, Lord, with You beside me,
I shall be undismayed;
And led by Your good Spirit,
I shall be unafraid.
Abide with me, O Savior,
A firmer faith bestow;
Then I shall bid defiance
To ev'ry evil foe.

3 In faith, Lord, let me serve You;
Though persecution, grief, and pain
Should seek to overwhelm me,
Let me a steadfast trust retain;
And then at my departure
Lord, take me home to You,
Your riches to inherit
As all You said holds true,
In life and death, Lord, keep me
Until Your heav'n I gain,
Where I by Your great mercy
The end of faith attain.

Text Information
First Line: I know my faith is founded
Title: I Know My Faith Is Founded
Author: Erdmann Neumeister, 1671-1756
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:12; John 17:8; Luke 17:5; 1 Peter 1:3-9
Topic: The Word of God
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Tr.) alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NUN LOB, MEIN SEEL
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Concentus novi, Augsburg, 1540



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