In Peace and Joy I Now Depart

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1 In peace and joy I now depart
At God's disposing;
For full of comfort is my heart;
Soft reposing.
So the Lord hath promised me,
And death for me is but a slumber.

2 'Tis Christ that wrought this work for me,
My faithful Savior,
Whom Thou hast made mine eyes to see
By Thy favor.
Now I know He is my Life,
My help in need and dying.

3 Him Thou hast unto all set forth
Their great Salvation;
And to His kingdom called the earth,
Ev'ry nation.
By Thy dead and wholesome Word,
In ev'ry place resounding.

4 He is the Hope and saving Light
Of lands benighted;
By Him are they who dwelt in night
Fed and lighted.
He is Israel's Praise and Bliss,
Their Joy, Reward, and Glory.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #48

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Translator: Leonard Woolsey Bacon

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First Line: In peace and joy I now depart At God's disposing
Title: In Peace and Joy I Now Depart
German Title: Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin
Translator: Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1884, alt.)
Author: Martin Luther (1524)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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