In peace and joy I now depart As God is willing

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1 In peace and joy I now depart
As my Lord wills it;
Serene and quiet is my heart;
Gladness fills it.
This the Lord has promised me,
That death is but a slumber.

2 Christ Jesus brought this gift to me,
My faithful Savior,
Whom you allowed 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.
He is Israel's righteousness,
Their joy, reward, and glory.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #269

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 >

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First Line: In peace and joy I now depart As God is willing
Author: Martin Luther
Source: Tr. composite; Nunc dimittis (based on)
Language: English
Copyright: © 2000 Augsburg Fortress



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