606. For Me to Live Is Jesus

1 For me to live is Jesus;
To die is gain for me.
So, when my Savior pleases,
I meet death willingly.

2 For Christ, my Lord and brother,
I leave this world so dim
And gladly seek another,
Where I shall be with him.

3 My woes are nearly over
Though long and dark the road;
My sin his merits cover,
And I have peace with God.

4 In my last hour, oh, grant me
A slumber soft and still,
No doubts to vex or haunt me,
Safe anchored in your will.

5 Amen! For Christ my Savior
Will grant this unto me.
Your Spirit lead me ever
That I fare happily.

Text Information
First Line: For me to live is Jesus
Title: For Me to Live Is Jesus
Original Language: German
Translator (st. 1-4): Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Transltoar (st. 5): Unknown
Meter: 76 76
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Death and Burial
Source: Unknown author, st. 5; Ein schön geistlich Gesangbuch, Jena, 1609, st. 1-4,abr.
Tune Information
Composer: Melchior Vulpius, c. 1570-1615
Meter: 76 76
Key: D Major
Copyright: Setting: © 1982 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission of CPH.

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