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In peace and joy I now depart, It is God's will

In peace and joy I now depart, It is God's will

Author: Martin Luther
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 In peace and joy I now depart,
It is God's will;
So full of comfort is my heart,
So calm and still,
As my God hath promised me,
Death is a gentle slumber.

2 This Jesus Christ hath done for me,
God's only Son,
Whom Thou, Lord, caused mine eyes to see,
And makest known
That He is alone our life,
Our help in need and dying.

3 Him hast Thou unto all set forth,
In wondrous grace,
And to His kingdom called the earth,
To share His place,
By Thy precious, wholesome word,
In every place resounding.

4 He is the Hope and saving Light
That sinners need,
And those who know Thee not aright
Will teach and lead;
He is Israel's hope and joy,
His people's praise and glory.

Source: Hymn Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran schools and congregations #111

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

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First Line: In peace and joy I now depart, It is God's will
Author: Martin Luther
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymn Book #111

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