319. In Thee Alone, O Christ, My Lord

1 In Thee alone, O Christ, my Lord,
My hope on earth remaineth;
I know Thou wilt Thine aid afford,
Naught else my soul sustaineth.
No strength of man, no earthly stay,
Can help me in the evil day;
Thou, only Thou, canst aid supply.
To Thee I cry;
On Thee I bid my heart rely.

2 My sins, O Lord, against me rise,
I mourn them with contrition;
Grant, thro’ Thy death and sacrifice,
To me a full remission.
Lord, show before the Father’s throne
That Thou didst for my sins atone;
So shall I from my load be freed.
Thy Word I plead;
Keep me, O Lord, each hour of need.

3 O Lord, in mercy stay my heart
On faith’s most sure foundation
And to my inmost soul impart
Thy perfect consolation.
Fill all my life with love to Thee,
Toward all men grant me charity;
And at the last, when comes my end,
Thy succor send.
From Satan’s wiles my soul defend.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: In Thee alone, O Christ, my Lord
Title: In Thee Alone, O Christ, My Lord
German Title: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Translator: Arthur T. Russell (1851, alt.)
Author (attributed to): Johannes Schneesing (1542, ab.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.8.4.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Confession and Absolution
Tune Information
Name: ALLEIN ZU DIR
Harmonizer: Johann S. Bach, c. 1750
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.8.4.8.
Key: f♯ minor
Source: Separate Print, Nürnberg, 1541



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