173. Lord Jesus, We Give Thanks to Thee

1 Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee
That Thou hast died to set us free;
Made righteous thro' Thy precious blood,
We now are reconciled to God.

2 By virtue of Thy wounds we pray,
True God and Man, be Thou our Stay,
Our Comfort when we yield our breath,
Our Rescue from eternal death.

3 Defend us, Lord, from sin and shame;
Help us by Thine almighty name
To bear our crosses patiently
Consoled by Thy great agony.

4 And thus the full assurance gain
That Thou to us wilt true remain
And not forsake us in our strife
Until we enter into life.


Text Information
First Line: Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee
Title: Lord Jesus, We Give Thanks to Thee
German Title: Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Translator: August Crull, d. 1923
Author: Christoph Fischer (1597)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Good Friday
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: d minor
Source: "Bergkreyen," Wittenberg, 1562

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