Almighty Lord of earth and heaven

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1 Almighty Lord of earth and heav'n,
The Ten Commandments Thou hast giv'n
Reveal how wicked I have been
And make me dread the curse of sin.

2 I've loved the creature more than Thee
And sinned against Thy majesty;
My love and trust to Thee denied,
On self and man my soul relied.

3 My lips have oft, from heart profane,
Employed Thy holy name in vain;
Forgetful of Thy cov'nant grace,
How seldom have I sought Thy face!

4 In sinful cares, or work, or play,
I've often spent Thy holy day,
Despised Thy Word, strayed from Thy fold,
And left Thy benefits untold.

5 My parents oft I've disobeyed,
Their good with evil deeds repaid;
I've been unchaste in word and deed
And careless of my neighbor's need.

6 With hateful thoughts my heart's been stained,
Nor have I aye my tongue restrained;
I've coveted what was not mine,
And so transgressed Thy law divine.

7 Ah, how my sins are multiplied
When by Thy law my life is tried!
O jealous God, do pity me
And mark not mine iniquity!

8 Let grace to judgment be preferred;
Remove the curse I have incurred;
For Jesus' sake my sins forgive,
And may I to Thy glory live.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #58

Author: C. H. L. Schuette

Schuette, Conrad Herman Louis, was born at Vurrel. Hannover, Germany, June 17, 1843, and in 1873 became a Professor in the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He contributed 5 original hymns and several translations from the German to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal Columbus, Ohio, 1880, under the signature of "C. H. L. S." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Almighty Lord of earth and heaven
Author: C. H. L. Schuette

Tune

HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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