I thank Thee, Savior, for the grief

I thank Thee, Savior, for the grief

Author: Matthias Loy
Tune: MANOAH (Greatorex)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I thank Thee, Savior, for the grief
Thy goodness bids me bear,
And for each word of sweet relief,
That saves me from despair.

2 I see but dimly all Thy ways,
Nor may each purpose tell,
But this I know to wake my praise:
Thou doest all things well.

3 The way of life is by the cross,
The glowing fires along,
Which serve to purge away the dross
And make the spirit strong.

4 To me, O Lord, Thy grace impart,
Each trial to abide,
And ever let my fainting heart
Find refuge at Thy side.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #277

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

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First Line: I thank Thee, Savior, for the grief
Author: Matthias Loy
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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American Lutheran Hymnal #277

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d134

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #425

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #425

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a425

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