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For me to live is Jesus, For me to die is gain

For me to live is Jesus, For me to die is gain

Translator: E. Cronenwett (1880)
Tune: HEIDELBERG (Vulpius)
Published in 6 hymnals

Full Text

1 For me to live is Jesus,
For me to die is gain;
To Christ I gladly yield me,
And pass where He has lain.

2 I hence go with rejoicing
To Christ, my Brother's side,
That I may soon be with Him,
And e'er with Him abide.

3 I have o'ercome life's crosses,
Endured the chastening rod;
And through His five wounds holy
I am at peace with God.

4 When all my powers are breaking,
My breath comes heavily,
And not a word can utter,
O hear my sighs to Thee!

5 When mind and though with faintness
But waver yet about,
E'en as a light that flickers
Just as the flame goes out;

6 Then let me softly, gently,
Lord, fall asleep in Thee,
When by Thy will and counsel
My last hour comes to me;

7 And let me cleave unto Thee
With ivy's searching hold,
And ever live, Lord, with Thee
In bliss of heaven untold.

8 Amen! this will Thou, Savior,
Grant graciously to me;
Endow me with Thy Spirit
That blest I pass to Thee!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #433

Translator: E. Cronenwett

Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For me to live is Jesus, For me to die is gain
Translator: E. Cronenwett (1880)
Source: Melchior Vulpius G. B., Jena, 1609
Language: English
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d64
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #433TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #433TextPage Scan
Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d31
The Lutheran Service Hymnal, issued under the auspices of the Army and Navy Commission of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod #d18
The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d164