Please give today to support Hymnary.org during one of only two fund drives we run each year. Each month, Hymnary serves more than 1 million users from around the globe, thanks to the generous support of people like you, and we are so grateful. 

Tax-deductible donations can be made securely online using this link.

Alternatively, you may write a check to CCEL and mail it to:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

704. Renew Me, O Eternal Light

1 Renew me, O eternal Light,
And let my heart and soul be bright,
Illumined with the light of grace
That issues from Your holy face.

2 Remove the pow'r of sin from me
And cleanse all my impurity
That I may have the strength and will
Temptations of the flesh to still.

3 Create in me a new heart, Lord,
That gladly I obey Your Word.
Let what You will be my desire,
And with new life my soul inspire.

4 Grant that I only You may love
And seek those things which are above
Till I behold You face to face,
O Light eternal, through Your grace.

Text Information
First Line: Renew me, O eternal Light
Title: Renew Me, O Eternal Light
Author: Johann Friedrich Ruopp, 1672-1708
Translator: August Crull, 1845-1923 (alt. )
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Psalm paraphrase
Tune Information
Name: HERR JESU CHRIST, MEINS
Meter: L M
Incipit: 1116
Key: G Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us