Good night till then

I journey forth rejoicing

Author: Leonhard Sturm
Tune: [I journey forth rejoicing]
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 I journey forth rejoicing
From this dark vale of tears;
To heav’nly joy and freedom,
From earthly bonds and fears;
Where Christ, our Lord, shall gather
All his redeemed again,
His kingdom to inherit,
Good night, till then!

Good night, good night, good night till then!

2 Why thus so sadly weeping,
Beloved ones of my heart?
The Lord is good and gracious,
Tho’ now he bids us part;
Oft have we met in gladness,
And we shall meet again,
All sorrow left behind us,
Good night, till then! [Refrain]

3 I go to see his glory,
Whom we have loved below;
I go, the blessed angels,
The holy saints to know,
Our lovely ones departed,
I go to find again;
I wait for you to join us,
Good night, till then! [Refrain]

4 I hear the Saviour calling—
The joyful hour is come;
The angel-guards are ready,
To guide me to our home,
Where Christ, our Lord, shall gather
All his redeemed again,
His kingdom to inherit,
Good night, till then! [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Jewels #84

Author: Leonhard Sturm

Sturm, Leonhard, became Master in the Latin School, and Cantor (precentor) in St. George's Church, at Nördlingen, Bavaria, in 1635. In the church registers at Nördlingen he is described as "of Fehlburg in the Pfalz" (? Pfalzburg in Alsace). He died at Nördlingen, Sept. 11, 1682, aged 74 (Blätter für Hymnologie, 1886, p. 62). Eight hymns, by Sturm, are included in the Appendix to the Newvermehrte christliche Seeleharpf, Onoltzbach (Ansbach), 1664-65 [Heidelberg University Library]; and eleven in the Nördlingischer Kirchen-Schall, oder Geistliche Seelen-Lust, Nördlingen, 1676 [Wernigerode Library]. Only one of these has passed into English, viz., Ich fahr dahin mit Freuden. For the Dying. The first stanza is taken almost verbatim f… Go to person page >

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First Line: I journey forth rejoicing
Title: Good night till then
Author: Leonhard Sturm



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