1 Jesus Christ, my sure defense
and my Savior, now is living!
Knowing this, my confidence
rests upon the hope he's giving,
though the night of death be fraught
still with many an anxious thought.
2 Jesus, my Redeemer, lives;
I, too, unto life shall waken.
Endless joy my Savior gives;
shall my courage then be shaken?
Shall I fear, or could the head
rise and leave his members dead?
3 No, too closely am I bound
unto him by hope forever;
faith's strong hand the rock has found,
grasped it, and will leave it never.
Even death now cannot part
from its Lord the trusting heart.
4 I am flesh and must return
unto dust, whence I am taken;
but by faith I now discern
that from death I shall awaken
with my Savior to abide
in his glory, at his side.
5 Glorified, I shall anew
with this flesh then be enshrouded;
in this body I shall view
God, my Lord, with eyes unclouded;
in this flesh I then shall see
Jesus Christ eternally.
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #446
|First Line:||Jesus Christ, my sure defense|
|Title:||Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense|
|German Title:||Jesus, meine Zuversicht|
|Author (attributed to):||Electress Luise Henriette (1653)|
|Author (attributed to):||Otto von Schwerin (1653)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1863)|
|Notes:||Mel. Jesus, meine Zuversicht|