585. I Fall Asleep in Jesus' Wounds

1 I fall asleep in Jesus' wounds,
There pardon for my sins abounds;
Yea, Jesus' blood and righteousness
My jewels are, my glorious dress.
In these before my God I'll stand
When I shall reach the heav'nly land.

2 With peace and joy I now depart;
God's child I am with all my heart.
I thank thee, Death, thou leadest me
To that true life where I would be.
So cleansed by Christ, I fear not death.
Lord Jesus, strengthen Thou my faith.


Text Information
First Line: I fall asleep in Jesus' wounds
Title: I Fall Asleep in Jesus' Wounds
German Title: In Christi Wunden schlaf' ich ein
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1869, alt.)
Author (attributed to): Paul Eber, d. 1569
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Last Things: Death and Burial
Tune Information
Key: g minor
Source: "Geistliche Lieder," Leipzig, 1539

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