938. In Peace and Joy I Now Depart

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2 Christ Jesus brought this gift to me,
My faithful Savior,
Whom You have made my eyes to see
By Your favor.
Now I know He is my life,
My friend when I am dying.

3 You sent the people of the earth
Their great salvation;
Your invitation summons forth
Ev'ry nation
By Your holy, precious Word,
In ev'ry place resounding.

4 Christ is the hope and saving light
Of those in blindness;
He guides and comforts those in night
By His kindness.
For Your people Israel
In Him find joy and glory.

Text Information
First Line: In peace and joy I now depart
Title: In Peace and Joy I Now Depart
Author: Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Translator (st. 1): F. Samuel Janzow, 1913-2001
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 85 84 77
Scripture: Luke 2:29-32; Isaiah 42:6-7; Isaiah 52:10; Isaiah 49:6
Topic: Biblical Canticles; Feasts and Festivals; Nunc Dimittis
Source: Christian Worship, 1933, (Tr. sts. 2-4)
Language: English
Copyright: St. 1 © 1978 Concordia Publishing House
Tune Information
Meter: 85 84 77
Key: d minor or modal
Source: Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524, ed. Johann Walter

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