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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Habe deine Lust am Herrn

Habe deine Lust am Herrn

Author: Benjamin Schmolck
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Habe deine Lust am Herrn,
der dir schenket Lust und leben,
so wird dir dein Gnadenstern
tausend holde Strahlen geben;
denn er beut dir treulich an,
was dein Herz nur wünschen kann.

2 Laß der Welt die eitle Lust,
die in Weinen sich verkehret;
wer das Herz in seiner brust
gott allein zur Lust gewähret,
dieser trifft in Allem an,
was das Herze wünschen kann.

3 Lust an Gott erhebet sich,
wenn man Gott im Worte kennet;
Lust an Gott ist immerlich,
wenn man in der Liebe brennet;
solche Lust geht eine Bahn,
die das Herze wünschen kann.

4 Wer die Lust am Herzen hat,
hat auch Lust an seinem Willen,
und bemüht sich früh und spat,
solchen Willen zu erfüllen;
denn so wird ihm auch gethan,
was das Herz nur wünschen kann.

5 Ist die Lust nicht ohne Last
trag geduldig die Beschwerden;
wenn du wohl gelitten hast,
wirst du erst recht fröhlich werden,
und trifft dort im Himmel an,
was dein herz nur wünschen kann.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #519

Author: Benjamin Schmolck

Schmolck, Benjamin, son of Martin Schmolck, or Schmolcke, Lutheran pastor at Brauchitschdorf (now Chrόstnik) near Liegnitz in Silesia (now Poland) was born at Brauchitschdorf, Dec. 21, 1672. He entered the Gymnasium at Lauban in 1688, and spent five years there. After his return home he preached for his father a sermon which so struck the patron of the living that he made Benjamin an allowance for three years to enable him to study theology. He matriculated, at Michaelmas, 1693, at the University of Leipzig, where he came under the influence of J. Olearius, J. B. Carpzov, and others, and throughout his life retained the character of their teaching, viz. a warm and living practical Christianity, but Churchly in tone and not Pietistic. In th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Habe deine Lust am Herrn
Author: Benjamin Schmolck
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain





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Der Sänger am Grabe #134

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Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #519

Kirchenbuch der Ev.- Luth.-Christus Gemeinde, in New York #d278

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