In the Midst of Earthly Life

In the midst of earthly life

Author: Martin Luther
Tune: MITTEN WIR IM LEBEN SIND
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 In the midst of earthly life
Snares of death surround us;
Where, then, flee we in the strife,
Lest our foes confound us?
To Thee, alone, our Savior!
We mourn our grievous sin, which hath
Stirred the fire of Thy fierce wrath:
Holy and righteous God!
Holy and mighty God!
Holy and all-merciful Savior!
Everliving God!
Save us, Lord, from sinking
In death's deep and bitter flood!
Have mercy, O Lord!

2 In the midst of death's dark vale
Hell's grim pow'rs o'ertake us;
Who will help when they assail,
Who secure will make us?
Thou only, Lord, Thou only!
It moves Thy tender heart to see
Our great sin and misery.
Holy and righteous God!
Holy and mighty God!
Holy and all-merciful Savior!
Ever living God!
Let not hell dismay us
With its deep and burning flood.
Have mercy, O Lord!

3 Into hell's fierce agony
Sin doth headlong drive us;
Where shall we for refuge flee,
Who, O who will hide us?
Thou only, blessed Savior!
Thy precious blood was shed to win
Peace and pardon for our sin.
Holy and righteous God!
Holy and mighty God!
Holy and all-merciful Savior!
Everliving God!
Lord preserve and keep us
In the true faith's comfort.
Have mercy, O Lord!



Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #527

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 >

Text Information

First Line: In the midst of earthly life
Title: In the Midst of Earthly Life
German Title: Mitten wir im Leben sind
Author: Martin Luther
Meter: P M
Source: Tr. composite; Media vita, 10th cent.
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1941 Concordia Publishing House

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The Cyber Hymnal #3112
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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #534
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #527TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #3112ScoreAudio
Include 1 pre-1979 instance



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