Here I can firmly rest

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1 Here I can firmly rest;
I dare to boast of this,
That God the highest and the Best,
My Friend and Father is.

2 From dangerous snares He saves:
Where'er He bids me go
He checks the storms and calms the waves,
Nor lets aught work me woe.

3 At cost of all I have,
At cost of life and limb,
I cling to God, who yet shall save:
I will not turn from Him.

4 The world may fail and flee;
Thou, God, my Father art!
Not fire, nor sword, nor plague, from Thee
My trusting soul shall part.

5 No joys that angels know;
No throne or wide-spread fame,
No love or loss, no fear or woe,
No grief of heart or shame--

6 Man cannot aught conceive,
Of pleasure or of harm,
That e'er shall tempt my soul to leave
Her refuge in Thine arm.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #425

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gräfenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here I can firmly rest
German Title: Ist Gott für mich, so trete
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #691Page Scan
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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #374Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #374Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #425Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #425TextPage Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #274Page Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious gatherings #169Page Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in Church Services, Prayer Meetings, and other Religious Services #169Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #460Page Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d247
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #436Page Scan
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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #543Page Scan
Hymns for the Church #256Page Scan
Hymns for the Church on Earth: being three hundred and sixty-six hymns and spiritual songs. (For the most part of modern date.) (New Ed.) #326Page Scan
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Hymns of Worship and Service #d171
Hymns of Worship and Service #324Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #324Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #256Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #256Page Scan
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Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d122
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs: with responsive readings #181Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #447Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #853Page Scan
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New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #380Page Scan
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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #919Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #919Page Scan
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Songs of Praise with Tunes #261Page Scan
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The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #657Page Scan
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The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d258
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The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #361Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #222bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d364
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Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #454Page Scan



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