393. 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 every 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 every 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 Lee Smith (1868)
Author (attributed to): John Calvin
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Topic: The Church at Worship: Opening and Morning Hymns; Opening Hymns; Service Music: Gathering, Call to Worship, Greeting (2 more...)
Source: French Psalter, Strassburg, 1545
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SONG 24
Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1623)
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: e minor or modal



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