|Text:||I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art|
|Translator:||Elizabeth Lee Smith|
1 I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
my only trust and Savior of my heart,
who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
I pray thee from our hearts all cares to take.
2 Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
reigning omnipotent in every place:
so come, O King, and our whole being sway;
shine on us with the light of thy pure day.
3 Thou art the life, by which alone we live,
and all our substance and our strength receive;
sustain us by thy faith and by thy power,
and give us strength in every trying hour.
4 Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness;
no harshness hast thou and no bitterness.
O grant to us the grace we find in thee,
that we may dwell in perfect unity.
5 Our hope is in no other save in thee;
our faith is built upon thy promise free;
Lord, give us peace, and make us calm and sure,
that in thy strength we evermore endure.
|First Line:||I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art|
|Title:||I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art|
|Translator:||Elizabeth Lee Smith (1868)|
|Topic:||Adoration; Forgiveness; Grace(4 more...)|
|Source:||Psalms, Strasbourg, 1545|
The original French text, sometimes attributed to John Calvin, seems to be a Protestant reworking of a Roman Catholic hymn, not a typical practice for him. Yet this text and tune (adapted from GENEVAN 124) clearly date from the early years of the Reformed tradition.
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