742. For me to Live Is Jesus

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!

Text Information
First Line: For me to live is Jesus
Title: For me to Live Is Jesus
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 76 76
Scripture: Philippians 1:20-23; 2 Corinthians 5:2; 2 Corinthians 5:8
Topic: Death and Burial
Source: Ein schön geistlich Gesangbuch, Jena, 1609
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CHRISTUS, DER IST MEIN LEBEN
Composer: Melchior Vulpius, c. 1570-1615
Meter: 76 76
Key: E♭ Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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