I now have found, for hope of heaven

I now have found, for hope of heaven

Author: Johann Andreas Rothe (1728); Translator: Henry Mills (1855)
Tune: MIR IST ERBARMUNG
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 I now have found for hope of heaven
An anchor ground that firm will hold;
One--through the cross of Jesus given,
By God predestined from of old;
A ground that shall enduring stay,
When earth and skies have passed away.

2 ’Tis mercy,--mercy never ending,
Whose measure all our thoughts excels,
The arms of pity wide extending
Of Him whose heart for sinners feels,
And whose compassion warns His foes
To fly from sin and endless woes.

3 Of all beside were I forsaken,
That could my soul or body cheer,--
If every joy of earth were taken,
And not a friend were left me here,--
One joy remains--the brightest, best:
With pardoning love I still am blest.

Source: The Book of Worship #312

Author: Johann Andreas Rothe

Rothe, Johann Andreas, son of Aegidius Rother, pastor at Lissa, near Görlitz, in Silesia, was born at Lissa, May 12, 1688. He entered the University of Leipzig in 1708, as a student of Theology, graduated M.A., and was then, in 1712, licensed at Gorlitz as a general preacher. In 1718 he became tutor in the family of Herr von Schweinitz at Leube, a few miles south of Gorlitz, and while there frequently preached in neighbouring churches. During 1722 Count N. L. von Zinzendorf, happening to hear him preach at Gross-Hennersdorf, was greatly pleased with him, and when the pastorate at Berthelsdorf became vacant shortly thereafter, gave him the presentation. He entered on his duties at Berthelsdorf Aug. 30, 1722. There he took a great interest i… Go to person page >

Translator: Henry Mills

Mills, Henry, D.D., son of John Mills, was born at Morriston, New Jersey, March 12, 1786, and educated at the New Jersey College, Princeton, where he graduated in 1802. After being engaged in teaching for some time at Morristown and elsewhere, he was ordained Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge, New Jersey, in 1816. On the opening of the Auburn Theological Seminary in 1821, he was appointed Professor of Biblical Criticism and Oriental Languages, from which he retired in 1854. He died at Auburn, June 10, 1867. In 1845 he published Horae Germanicae; A Version of German Hymns. This was enlarged in 1856. The translations are not well done, and very few are now in common use, although 18 and 9 doxologies were given in the Lutheran Ge… Go to person page >

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First Line: I now have found, for hope of heaven
German Title: Ich habe nun den Grund gefunden
Author: Johann Andreas Rothe (1728)
Translator: Henry Mills (1855)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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