521. Forsake me not, my God

1 Forsake me not, my God,
Thou God of my salvation!
Give me Thy light, to be
My sure illumination.
My soul to folly turns,
Seeking she knows not what:
O lead her to Thyself;
My God, forsake me not!

2 Forsake me not, my God!
Take not Thy Spirit from me,
And suffer not the might
Of sin to overcome me.
A father pitieth
The children be begot;
My Father, pity me!
My God, forsake me not!

3 Forsake me not, my God,
Thou God of life and power!
Enliven, strengthen me,
In every evil hour:
And when the sinful fire
Within my heart is hot,
Be not Thou far from me:
My God, forsake me not!

4 Forsake me not, my God!
Uphold me in my going,
That evermore I may
Please Thee in all well-doing;
And that Thy will, O Lord,
May never be forgot
In all my works and ways:
My God, forsake me not!

5 Forsake me not, my God!
I would be Thine for ever:
Confirm me mightily
In every right endeavor:
And when my hour is come,
Cleansed from all stain and spot
Of sin, receive my soul:
My God, forsake me not!

Text Information
First Line: Forsake me not, my God
Author: S. Franck (1714)
Publication Date: 1913
Meter: 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 6, 6, 6.
Topic: Various Occasions: Day of Common Prayer; Various Occassions: Day of Common Prayer; Trials and Conflicts
Tune Information
Name: [Forsake me not, my God]
Meter: 6, 7, 6, 7, 6, 6, 6, 6.
Key: a minor
Source: German, 1648






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