490. Let Me Be Yours Forever

1 Let me be yours forever,
My gracious God and Lord;
May I forsake you never
Nor wander from your Word.
Preserve me from the mazes
Of error and distrust,
And I shall sing your praises
Forever with the just.

2 Lord Jesus, bounteous giver
Of light and life divine,
You did my soul deliver;
To you I all resign.
You have in mercy bought me
With blood and bitter pain;
Let me, since you have sought me,
Eternal life obtain.

3 O Holy Spirit, pouring
Sweet peace into my heart,
And all my soul restoring,
Let me in grace depart.
And while his name confessing
Whom I by faith have known,
Grant me your constant blessing
And take me as your own.

Text Information
First Line: Let me be yours forever
Title: Let Me Be Yours Forever
Original Language: German
Translator: Matthias Loy, 1828-1915 (alt.)
Author (st. 1): NiKolaus Selnecker, 1532-1592
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Pentecost 5 (Year A); Pentecost 17 (Year B); Commitment (2 more...)
Source: Gesangbuch, Rudolstadt, 1688, sts. 2-3
Tune Information
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: G Major
Source: Bohemian Brethren, Ein Gesambuch der BrĂ¼der

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