745. In God, My Faithful God

1 In God, my faithful God,
I trust when dark my road;
Great woes may overtake me,
Yet He will not forsake me.
My troubles He can alter;
His hand lets nothing falter.

2 My sins fill me with care,
Yet I will not despair.
I build on Christ, who loves me;
From this rock nothing moves me.
To Him I will surrender,
To Him, my soul's defender.

3 If death my portion be,
It brings great gain to me;
It speeds my life's endeavor
To live with Christ forever.
He gives me joy in sorrow,
Come death now or tomorrow.

4 O Jesus Christ, my Lord,
So meek in deed and word,
You suffered death to save us
Because Your love would have us
Be heirs of heav'nly gladness
When ends this life of sadness.

5 "So be it," then, I say
With all my heart each day.
Dear Lord, we all adore You,
We sing for joy before You.
Guide us while here we wander
Until we praise You yonder.

Text Information
First Line: In God, my faithful God
Title: In God, My Faithful God
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 66 77 77
Scripture: Psalm 25; Philippians 1:21; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Titus 3:4-7
Source: Veer schöne nye Geistlike Leder, Lübeck, before 1603
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AUF MEINEN LIEBEN GOTT
Meter: 66 77 77
Key: d minor or modal
Source: Kurtzweilige teutsche Lieder, Nürnberg, 1576, alt.; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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