1 I know my faith is founded
On Jesus Christ, my God and Lord;
And this my faith confessing,
Unmoved I stand on His sure Word.
Our reason cannot fathom
The truth of God profound;
Who trusts in human wisdom
Relies on shifting ground.
God's Word is all-sufficient,
It makes divinely sure;
And trusting in its wisdom,
My faith shall rest secure.
2 Increase my faith, dear Savior,
For Satan seeks by night and day
To rob me of this treasure
And take my hope of bliss away.
But, Lord, with You beside me,
I shall be undismayed;
And led by Your good Spirit,
I shall be unafraid.
Abide with me, O Savior,
A firmer faith bestow;
Then I shall bid defiance
To ev'ry evil foe.
3 In faith, Lord, let me serve You;
Though persecution, grief, and pain
Should seek to overwhelm me,
Let me a steadfast trust retain;
And then at my departure,
Lord, take me home to You,
Your riches to inherit
As all You said holds true.
In life and death, Lord, keep me
Until Your heav'n I gain,
Where I by Your great mercy
The end of faith attain.
Neumeister, Erdmann, son of Johann Neumeister, schoolmaster, organist, &c, at Uechteritz, near Weissenfels, was born at Uechteritz, May 12, 1671. He entered the University of Leipzig in 1689, graduated M.A. in 1695, and was then for some time University lecturer. In June 1697 he was appointed assistant pastor at Bibra, and in 1698 pastor there, and assistant superintendent of the Eckartsberg district. He was then, in 1704, called by Duke Johann Georg, to Weissenfels as tutor to his only daughter, and assistant court preacher, and shortly afterwards court preacher. After the death of this princess, Neumeister was invited by the Duke's sister (she had married Count Erdmann II. von Promnitz) to Sorau, where on New Year's Day, 1706, he entered… Go to person page >
Johann (Hans) Kugelmann (b. Augsburg, Germany, c. 1495; d. Konigsberg, Germany, 1542) adapted NUN LOB, MEIN SEEL from the song “Weiss mir ein Blümlein blaue” and first published the tune in his Concentus Novi (1540). A bar form, this German chorale consists of six long lines sharing some simila…
Display Title: I Know My Faith Is FoundedFirst Line: I know my faith is foundedTune Title: NUN LOB, MEIN SEELAuthor: Erdmann Neumeister, 1671-1756Meter: 78 78 76 76 76 76Date: 1993Subject: Faith |Source: Translation composite
Display Title: I Know My Faith Is FoundedFirst Line: I know my faith is foundedTune Title: NUN LOB, MEIN SEELAuthor: E. Neumeister, 1671-1756Meter: 78 78 76 76 76Date: 1996Subject: Confession and Absolution | ; Trinity 19 |Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1941 (tr.)
Display Title: I Know My Faith Is FoundedFirst Line: I know my faith is foundedTune Title: NUN LOB, MEIN SEELAuthor: Erdmann Neumeister, 1671-1756Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:12; John 17:8; Luke 17:5; 1 Peter 1:3-9Date: 2006Subject: The Word of God |Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Tr.) alt.
Display Title: I Know My Faith Is FoundedFirst Line: I know my faith is foundedTune Title: NUN LOB, MEIN SEELAuthor: Erdmann Neumeister, 1671-1756Meter: PMDate: 1982Subject: Hope | ; Justification |Source: Tr. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.