275. We Bless Thee, Jesus Christ Our Lord

1 We bless Thee, Jesus Christ our Lord;
Forever be Thy name adored:
For Thou, the sinless One, hast died,
That sinners might be justified.

2 O very Man, and very God,
Who hast redeemed us with Thy blood;
From death eternal set us free,
And make us one with God in Thee.

3 From sin and shame defend us still,
And work in us Thy steadfast will,
The cross with patience to sustain,
And bravely bear its utmost pain.

4 In Thee we trust, in Thee alone;
For Thou forsakest not Thine own;
To all the meek Thy strength is giv'n,
Who by Thy cross ascend to heav'n.

Text Information
First Line: We bless Thee, Jesus Christ our Lord
Title: We Bless Thee, Jesus Christ Our Lord
German Title: Wir danken dir, Herr, Jesu Christ
Author: C. Vischer, 1520-97
Translator: B. H. Kennedy, 1804-89
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Jesus, Our High Priest; Lent 5
Tune Information
Name: WIR DANKEN DIR, HERR JESU CHRIST
Composer: N. Herman, c. 1480-1561
Meter: L M
Key: d minor



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