I am content, my Jesus liveth still

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1 I am content! My Jesus lives again,
in whom my heart is pleased.
He has fulfilled the law of God for me,
God's wrath he has appeased.
Since he in death could perish never,
I also shall not die forever.
I am content! I am content!

2 I am content! My Jesus is my head;
his member I will be.
He bowed his head when on the cross he died
with cries of agony.
Now death is brought into subjection
for me by Jesus' resurrection.
I am content! I am content!

3 I am content! My Jesus is my light,
my radiant sun of grace.
His cheering rays beam blessings forth for all:
sweet comfort, hope, and peace.
This Easter sun has brought salvation
and everlasting exultation.
I am content! I am content!

4 I am content! Lord, set me ever free,
and wake me from the dead
that I may rise forevermore to be
with you, my living head.
The chains that hold my body, sever;
then shall my soul rejoice forever.
I am content! I am content!

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #464

Translator: August Crull

August Crull was born January 27, 1845 in Rostock, Germany, where his father, Hofrat Crull, was a lawyer. He was educated at the Gymnasium in Rostock, and at Concordia College in St. Louis and Fort Wayne where he graduated in 1862. His father died soon after he began studying at the Gymnasium. His mother then married Albert Friedrich Hoppe, who later became the editor of the St. Louis edition of Luther's Works. In 1865, Crull graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He became assistant pastor at Trinity Church in Milwaukee and also served as Director of the Lutheran High School. Later he was pastor of the Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 1873 to 1915, he was professor of the German language and literature at Concordia… Go to person page >

Author: Johann Joachim Möller

(no biographical information available about Johann Joachim Möller.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am content, my Jesus liveth still
German Title: Ich habe genug, mein Jesus lebet noch
Author: Johann Joachim Möller
Translator: August Crull
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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