457. I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art

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.

Text Information
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
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TOULON
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Key: F Major
Source: Genevan Psalter 1551, adapt. from Genevan 124



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