689. Let Me Be Thine Forever

1 Let me be Thine forever,
TMy faithful God and Lord;
Let me forsake Thee never
Nor wander from Thy Word.
Lord, do not let me waver,
But give me steadfastness,
And for such grace forever
Thy holy name I'll bless.

2 Lord Jesus, my salvation,
My light, my life divine,
My only consolation,
O make me wholly Thine!
For Thou hast dearly bought me
With blood and bitter pain.
Let me, since Thou hast sought me,
Eternal life obtain.

3 And Thou, O Holy Spirit,
My comforter and guide,
Grant that in Jesus' merit
I always may confide,
Him to the end confessing
Whom I have known by faith.
Give me Thy constant blessing
And grant a Christian death.

Text Information
First Line: Let me be Thine forever
Title: Let Me Be Thine Forever
Translator: Matthias Loy, 1828-1915
Author (stanza 1): Nicolaus Selnecker, 1532-92
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 76 76 D
Scripture: Psalm 119:10; Ephesians 1:7; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; John 8:31
Source: Gesang-Büchlien, Rudolstadt, 1633, sts. 2-3
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LOB GOTT GETROST MIT SINGEN
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Musika Teutsch, Nürnberg, 1532; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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