1 I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
my only trust and Saviour 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 ev'ry 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;
comfort us by thy faith and by thy power,
nor daunt our hearts when come the trying hour.
4 Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
thou hast no harshness and no bitterness:
make us to taste the sweet grace found in thee,
and ever stay in thy sweet unity.
5 Our hope is in no other save in thee;
our faith is built upon thy promise free;
come, give us peace, make us so strong and sure,
that we may conquerors be and ills endure.
|First Line:||I Greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art|
|Title:||I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art|
|Translator:||Elizabeth I. Smith, 1817-1898|
|Author (attributed to):||John Calvin, 1509-1564|
|Scripture:||Psalm 19:14; Matthew 12:20; Job 19:25; Isaiah 42:3; Revelation 19:16; Psalm 124:1; Revelation 17:14; Psalm 103:4; Acts 17:28|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||Genevan Psalter, 1551|