1 For me to live is Jesus,
To die is gain for me;
So when my Savior pleases,
I meet death willingly.
2 For Christ, my Lord, my brother,
I leave this world so dim
And gladly seek another,
Where I shall be with Him.
3 My woes are nearly over,
Though long and dark the road;
My sin His merits cover,
And I have peace with God.
4 Lord, when my pow'rs are failing,
My breath comes heavily,
And words are unavailing.
O hear my sighs to Thee.
5 In my last hour, O grant me
A slumber soft and still,
No doubts to vex or haunt me,
Safe anchored in Thy will;
6 And so to Thee still cleaving
When death shall come to me,
I fall asleep believing
And wake in heav'n with Thee!
|First Line:||For me to live is Jesus|
|Title:||For me to Live Is Jesus|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78|
|Scripture:||Philippians 1:20-23; 2 Corinthians 5:2; 2 Corinthians 5:8|
|Topic:||Death and Burial|
|Source:||Ein schön geistlich Gesangbuch, Jena, 1609|
|Name:||CHRISTUS, DER IST MEIN LEBEN|
|Composer:||Melchior Vulpius, c. 1570-1615|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|