Lord, as Thou wilt, deal Thou with me

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1 Lord, as Thou wilt, deal Thou with me;
No other wish I cherish.
In life and death I cling to Thee;
O do not let me perish!
Let not Thy grace from me depart
And grant an ever patient heart
To bear what Thou dost send me.

2 Grant honor, truth, and purity,
And love Thy Word to ponder;
From all false doctrine keep me free.
Bestow, both here and yonder,
What serves my everlasting bliss;
Preserve me from unrighteousness
Throughout my earthly journey.

3 When, at Thy summons, I must leave
This vale of sin and sadness,
Give me Thy grace, Lord, not to grieve,
But to depart with gladness.
To Thee my spirit I commend;
O Lord, grant me a blessed end
Through Jesus Christ, my Savior.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #219

Author: K. Bienemann

Bienemann, Caspar, son of Conrad Bienemann, a burgess of Nürnberg, was born at Nürnberg, Jan. 3, 1540. After the completion of his studies at Jena and Tubingen, he was sent by the Emperor Maximilian II. with an embassy to Greece as interpreter. In Greece he assumed the name of Melissander (a translation into Greek of his German name), by which he is frequently known. After his return he was appointed Professor at Lauingen, Bavaria, and then Abt at Bahr (Lahr?), and General Superintendent of Pfalz Neuburg; but on the outbreak of the Synergistic Controversy he had to resign his post. In 1571 he received from the University of Jena the degree of D.D., and in the same year was appointed, by Duke Johann Wilheim, of Suchsen Weimar, tutor to the… Go to person page >

Author: Caspar Melissander

Pseudonym. See also Benemann, Caspar, 1540-1591 Go to person page >

Translator: E. Cronenwett

Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, as Thou wilt, deal Thou with me
Author: K. Bienemann
Author: Caspar Melissander
Translator: E. Cronenwett (1841-1931, alt.)
Language: English


Lord, as Thou wilt, deal Thou with me, in full, by E. Cronenwett, as No. 409 in the Ohio Lutheran Hymnal, 1880. Another translation is:—
"Lord, as Thou wilt, so do with me," by Dr. G. Walker, I860, p. 53. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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