1 I greet Thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
My only trust and Savior of my heart,
Who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
I pray Thee from our hearts all cares to take.
2 Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
Reigning omnipotent in every place:
So come, O King, and our whole being sway;
Shine on us with the light of Thy pure day.
3 Thou art the life, by which alone we live,
And all our substance and our strength receive;
Sustain us by Thy faith and by Thy power,
And give us strength in every trying hour.
4 Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
No harshness hast Thou and no bitterness;
O grant to us the grace we find in Thee,
That we may dwell in perfect unity.
5 Our hope is in no other save in Thee;
Our faith is built upon Thy promise free;
Lord, give us peace, and make us calm and sure,
That in Thy strength we evermore endure.
|First Line:||I greet Thee, who my sure Redeemer art|
|Title:||I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art|
|Author (attr.):||John Calvin|
|Translator:||Elizabeth Lee Smith (1868)|
|Scripture:||John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Colossians 1:27|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Praise; Morning and Opening Hymns|
|Source:||French Psalter, Strassburg, 1545|
|Source:||Genevan Psalter 1551, adapt. from Genevan 124|