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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Jesu, who for my transgression

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1 Jesus, who for my transgression
Didst the shameful cross endure,
And didst there the blest possession
Of Thy joys to me insure:
May my praise be ever telling
Of Thy love, all love excelling.

2 Wondrous woes that brought salvation!
Wondrous grace to sinners shown!
Heaven is wrapt in contemplation
Of His love, whom men disown!
O my soul! wilt thou disown Him?
Wilt not thou, my heart, enthrone Him?

3 Who but He can bless thy weeping?
Who but He can soothe thy grief?
Only safe beneath His keeping,
Thou in Him hast sure relief:
To the cross He came to bless thee;
Let His love, my soul, possess thee!

4 Lord! each though and inclination,
All my heart and will inspire
That my sou, Thy new creation,
Thee may serve with pure desire;
Daily Thy great love reviewing,
Daily thus my sins subduing!

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #299

Author: Arthur T. Russell

Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesu, who for my transgression
Author: Arthur T. Russell



Johann Crüger (PHH 42) composed HERR, ICH HABE MISGEHANDELT for a hymn text of the same name by Johann Franck and then published the two together in his Geistliche Kirchen-Melodien (1649), a collection of psalms and hymns set for four voices, two instruments, and continuo. The tune has appeared in…

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The Book of Praise #d150

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The Lutheran Hymnary #299

Young People's Luther League Convention Song Book. 12th ed. #d40

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