366. I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art

1 I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
my only trust and Saviour of my heart,
who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
I pray thee from our hearts all cares to take.

2 Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
reigning omnipotent in ev'ry place:
so come, O King, and our whole being sway;
shine on us with the light of thy pure day.

3 Thou art the Life, by which alone we live,
and all our substance and our strength receive;
sustain us by thy faith and by thy power,
and give us strength in ev'ry trying hour.

4 Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
no harshness hast thou, and no bitterness:
O grant to us the grace we find in thee,
that we may dwell in perfect unity.

5 Our hope is in no other save in thee;
our faith is built upon thy promise free;
Lord, give us peace and make us calm and sure,
that in thy strength we evermore endure.

Text Information
First Line: I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art
Title: I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art
Translator: Elizabeth L. Smith (1868, alt.)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 10 10.10 10
Topic: Jesus Christ: Grace; Jesus Christ: Strength and Refuge; Reformation Day
Source: Strasbourg Psalter (1553) (Je te salue, mon certain Redempteur, anon.)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 10 10.10 10
Key: F Major
Source: Genevan Psalter (1551) (abridged (c. 1860) from Psalm 124 in)

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