Author: Augustus Gottlieb Spangenberg Meter: 188.8.131.52 Appears in 10 hymnals Matching Instances: 2 Lyrics: 1 When simplicity we cherish,
then the soul is full of light;
but that light will quickly vanish,
when of Jesus we lose sight.
2 Those who Christ alone desiring,
those whom nothing else can cheer
but the joy of his inspiring,
lending to his voice an ear;
3 who in Christ find greatest treasure
and upon his grace depend;
who but want to do his pleasure,
just fulfilling his commands;
4 who to Jesus humbly cleaving,
pay obedience to his word,
who in closest union living
with our Savior, Head, and Lord;
5 who in Jesus Christ abiding,
and from self-dependence free,
in none else but him confiding
walk in true simplicity.
6 Those who are by Christ directed,
trusting the Good Shepherd’s care,
from all harm will be protected,
and no danger need to fear.
Topics: Trust and Guidance; Christ--All in all; Life in Christ; Pure in Heart; Steadfastness Scripture: John 10:14-16 Used With Tune: BATTY Text Sources: Tr.: Moravian, 1746, alt.
When Simplicity We Cherish