We are the Lord's, His all sufficient merit

We are the Lord's, His all sufficient merit

Translator: Charles T. Astley; Author: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta
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1 We are the Lord's; his all-sufficient merit,
Sealed on the cross, to us this grace accords.
We are the Lord's and all things shall inherit;
Whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.

2 We are the Lord's; then let us gladly tender
Our souls to him in deeds, not empty words.
Let heart and tongue and life combine to render
No doubtful witness that we are the Lord's.

3 We are the Lord's; no darkness brooding o'er us
Can make us tremble while this star affords
A steady light along the path before us --
Faith's full assurance that we are the Lord's.

4 We are the Lord's; no evil can befall us
In the dread hour of life's fast loos'ning cords;
No pangs of death shall even then appall us.
Death we shall vanquish, for we are the Lord's.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #427

Translator: Charles T. Astley

Astley, Charles Tamberlane, son of John William Astley, of Dukinfield, Cheshire, born at Cwmllecoediog, near Mallwyd, North Wales, 12 May, 1825, and educated at Jesus College, Oxford (of which he was a Scholar), graduating B.A. 1847, M.A. 1849. Taking Holy Orders in 1849, he was Evening Lecturer, Bideford, 1849, Incumbent of Holwell, Oxford, 1850-54, Vicar of Margate, 1854-1864, and Rector of Brasted, 1864-78. Mr. Astley is the author of Songs in the Night, 1860. This work is composed partly of original hymns and partly of translations from the German. The latter are noted in part under their first lines in German. Of the original hymns, “O Lord, I look to Thee," a hymn for Private Use, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, is given in Stevenson's Hy… Go to person page >

Author: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta

Spitta, Carl Johann Philipp, D.D., was born Aug. 1, 1801, at Hannover, where his father, Lebrecht Wilhelm Gottfried Spitta, was then living, as bookkeeper and teacher of the French language. In his eleventh year Spitta fell into a severe illness, which lasted for four years, and so threw him back that his mother (the father died in 1805) abandoned the idea of a professional career, and apprenticed him to a watchmaker. This occupation did not prove at all congenial to him, but he would not confess his dislike, and his family were ignorant of it till an old friend, who was trying to comfort him after the death of a younger brother, discovered his true feelings. The younger brother had been preparing for ordination, and so Carl was now invited… Go to person page >

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First Line: We are the Lord's, His all sufficient merit
German Title: Wir sind des Herrn, wir leden, oder sterben
Translator: Charles T. Astley
Author: Karl Johann Philipp Spitta
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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