I Know My Faith Is Founded

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1 I know my faith is founded
on Jesus Christ, my God and Lord;
and this my faith confessing,
unmoved I stand upon his Word.
Our reason cannot fathom
the truth of God profound;
who trusts in worldly 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,
at home with you I'll be,
and there will I inherit
all you have promised me.
In life and death, Lord, keep me
until your heav'n I gain,
where I by your great mercy
the end of faith attain.

Source: Christian Worship (2021): Hymnal #797

Author: Erdmann Neumeister

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 >

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First Line: I know my faith is founded
Title: I Know My Faith Is Founded
German Title: Ich weiss, an wen ich gläube
Author: Erdmann Neumeister
Meter: 7.8.7.8.7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6
Source: Tr.: The Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1941
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

NUN LOB, MEIN SEEL

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…

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Christian Worship (1993) #403

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Christian Worship (2021) #797

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #494

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Lutheran Service Book #587

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Lutheran Worship #354

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