Jesus, in my walk and living

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1 Jesus, in my walk and living,
Let me ever follow Thine;
Bearer of the cross, O teach me
Patiently to take up mine.
If by fellow men despised,
Make me like to Thee, O Christ,
O’er their sins and errors grieving,
And all injuries forgiving.

2 Let Thy precepts be my guidance,
Shining on my gloomy way;
Holding to Thy blest example,
Who can err or go astray?
Thou who fully didst fulfill
For our sake Thy Father’s will,
Help me so to live that never
Aught from Thee my soul shall sever.

3 In my joys and in my sorrows,
Teach Thou me that perfect faith
Which, in trustful prayer persistent,
Wavers not in life or death.
My will unto Thine I yield;
With Thy Word and Spirit filled,
Let my life to Thee be given:
Service here, and praise in Heaven.

4 For my task, O Lord, equip me
From Thy store of rich supply,
That the world and all its evils
I may in Thy strength defy.
Willing, yet in body weak,
I Thy safe protection seek;
Perfect strength in weakness give me,
In Thy saving arms receive me.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #475

Author: Johan Hjerten

Born: 1781, Sweden. Hjertén was a Lutheran pastor in Hällstad, Västergötland, Skara, Sweden. Lyrics-- Jesus, in My Walk and Living… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, in my walk and living
Author: Johan Hjerten
Copyright: Public Domain



Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3) composed or adapted this tune for Psalm 42 for the Genevan psalter. The 1564 harmonization by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) originally placed the melody in the tenor. An alternate harmonization with descants by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) can be found opposite 41 in the Psalter Hymnal.…

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