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335. My Maker, Be Thou Nigh

1 My Maker, be Thou nigh
The light of life to give
And guide me with Thine eye
While here on earth I live.
To Thee my heart I tender
And all my pow'rs surrender;
Make it my one endeavor
To love and serve Thee ever.
Upon Thy promise I rely;
My Maker, be Thou nigh.

2 My Savior, wash me clean
With Thy most precious blood,
That takes away all sin
And seals my peace with God.
My soul in peace abideth
When in Thy wounds it hideth.
There I find full salvation
And freedom from damnation.
Without Thee lost, defiled by sin,
My Savior, wash me clean.

3 My Comforter, give pow'r
That I may stand secure
When in temptation's hour
The world and sin allure.
The Son to me revealing,
Inspire my tho't and feeling,
His Word of grace to ponder,
Nor let me from Him wander.
On me Thy gifts and graces show'r:
My Comforter, give pow'r!

4 O Holy Trinity!
To whom I all things owe,
Thine image graciously
Within my heart bestow.
Choose me, tho' weak and lowly,
To be Thy temple holy
Where praise shall rise unending
For grace so condescending.
O heav'nly bliss, Thine own to be,
O Holy Trinity!


Text Information
First Line: My Maker, be Thou nigh
Title: My Maker, Be Thou Nigh
German Title: Mein Schöpfer, sich mir bei
Translator: E. Taylor (1925, alt.)
Author: Johann J. Rambach, d. 1735
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Confirmation
Tune Information
Composer: Franz H. Meyer (1740)
Key: D Major

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