1 I know full well death must befall me;
I know not when, or where, or how:
It may be that my God will call me
To-day, to-morrow, even now;
Ere yet this present hour is fled,
This living body may be dead.
2 I know, --God hath this knowledge given--
To me death is not death, indeed;
To me death is a gate to heaven,
A bound and end of all my need,
A gentle evening, peaceful, blest,
When I have passed from toil to rest.
3 Lord, let my soul, with unfeigned gladness,
In living faith Thy call await
To leave its cave of sin and sadness,
And this vain world for heaven's estate;
O keep my heart prepared alway,
To lay aside this mortal clay.
4 Lord, grant that, by contrition riven,
My heart I daily offer Thee,
And let me close this life for heaven,
Sealed by Thy death and agony:
O let Thy death, with passion rife,
My comfort be, my balm and life.
5 Lord, daily let me die then, ever;
And at the last stand Thou by me,
That death may not from Thee sever,
But bring me nearer unto Thee!
Then welcome my last hour shall be,
When, where, and how it pleaseth Thee.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #431
|Instances (1 - 8 of 8)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Chorale Book for England, The #185||I know the doom that must befall me||I know the doom that must befall me||S. Franck||1863|
|Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #545||I know my end must surely come||I know my end must surely come||Solomon Frank; Miss Winkworth||1868|
|Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #545||I know my end must surely come||I know my end must surely come||VATER UNSER IN HIMMELREICH||Miss Winkworth; Solomon Frank||L. M.||1890||Death and Eternity | Preparation for Death; Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #431||I know full well death must befall me||I know full well death must befall me||1880||Christian Life and Hope | ; The Consummation | Contemplation of Death|
|Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #431||I know full well death must befall me||I know full well death must befall me||RUDOLSTADT (Wer weiss wie nahe mir mein Ende)||Solomon Franck; Catherine Winkworth||No. 32||1908||Christian Life and Hope | The Consummation: Contemplation of Death|
|Hymns for Schools and Families #d60||I know my end must surely come||I know my end must surely come||Salomon Franck||1862|
|Hymns for Schools and Families #199||I know my end must surely come||I know my end must surely come||1861|
|Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #580||I know my end must surely come||I know my end must surely come||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Salomon Franck||1865|