My Course Is Run

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1 My course is run.
Praise God, my course is run,
My Jesus welcomes me.
Farewell, my friends, my work on earth is done,
The heav'nly goal I see.
My dear Redeemer's praises voicing,
I leave this world with great rejoicing.
My course is run.
My course is run.

2 My course is run.
My Jesus took for me
Upon Himself my guilt.
Upon the cross, the bitter, shameful tree,
For me His blood He spilt,
Thus by His death and grace abounding
For me a refuge surely founding.
My course is run.
My course is run.

3 My course is run.
Now I am free from need,
From dangers, fear, and dread.
With heav'ns bread the Lord will now me feed,
High honors on me shed.
Now I will hear the angels singing,
Sweet songs of seraphim are ringing.
My course is run.
My course is run.

4 My course is run.
Praise God, my course is run,
My Jesus welcomes me.
Farewell, my friends, my work on earth is done,
The heav'nly goal I see.
Freed from all trouble and repining,
I see the open heaven shining.
My course is run.
My course is run.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #528

Author: Andreas Gryphius

Gryphius, Andreas, was born Oct. 2, 1616, at Gross-Glogau, in Silesia. He was educated at the School at Fraustadt, Silesia, 1631-34, and the Gymnasium at Danzig, 1634-36. After being for some time family tutor in the house of Baron Georg von Schönborn, near Fraustadt (who crowned him as a poet in 1637), he was forced by the Counter Reformation in Silesia to find refuge in Holland. He matriculated as a student at Leyden in 1638, and was afterwards till 1643 University Lecturer. Thereafter he accompanied the son of a rich Stettin burgess and two Pomeranian noblemen in a tour through France, Italy, Holland, and South Germany, and then, in the end of 1647, settled in Fraustadt. In 1650 he was appointed syndicus of the principality of Glogau, a… Go to person page >

Translator: Aug. F. Zich

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First Line: My course is run, praise God, my course is run
Title: My Course Is Run
German Title: Es ist vollbracht
Translator: Aug. F. Zich (1937)
Author: Andreas Gryphius (1726, cento)
Meter: 10.6.10.6.9.9.4.4
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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