In God, My Faithful God

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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.

Source: Lutheran Service Book #745

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: Sigismund Weingärtner

Weingärtner, Sigismund. Very little is known of this author. His name appears as "Sigismund Weingart" in the Index of Authors prefixed to the 766 Geistliche Psalmen, &c, published at Nürnberg in 1607, but no biographical particulars are there given. He is generally said to have been a preacher in or near Heilbronn. But Koch, ii. 300, says that no preacher of that name ever held office in or near Heilbronn on the Neckar; and conjectures that he may have been of Heilsbronn in Bavaria. As to Heilsbronn, Dr. Zahn, now of Neuendettelsau in Bavaria, informs me that there was no preacher of that name near Heilsbronn, and that he has been unable anywhere to trace this writer. Goedeke, in his Grundriss, vol. ii., 1884, p. 198, says, "he seems to… Go to person page >

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First Line: In God, my faithful God
Title: In God, My Faithful God
German Title: Auf meinem lieben Gott
Author: Sigismund Weingärtner (1609)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Language: English



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