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Jesus, Master, at Thy Word

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1 Jesus, Master! at Thy word
I will work whate'er betide me,
And I know Thou wilt, O Lord,
By Thy word and Spirit guide me;
At Thy word my faith shall see
All things work for good to me.

2 Though my toil may seem unblest,
And my lot appointed dreary,
When at eve I go to rest,
From my labor faint and weary
At Thy word I will each morn
To my work with joy return.

3 Though I be of joys bereft,
And by sorrows overtaken,
Yet I know a solace left:
I am not be Thee forsaken;
Jesus, Thou canst aid afford,
Fraught with comfort is Thy word.

4 At Thy word in faith I press
Onward through this vale of sadness;
By Thy grace I shall possess
Victor-palms in heavenly gladness;
To my latest hour, O Lord,
I will trust Thee at Thy word.

Source: Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #151

Author: M. F. Liebenberg

(no biographical information available about M. F. Liebenberg.) Go to person page >

Translator: Carl Doving

Born: March 21, 1867, Nord­dal­en, Nor­way. Died: Oc­to­ber 2, 1937, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: De­cor­ah, Io­wa.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Master, at thy word
Title: Jesus, Master, at Thy Word
Author: M. F. Liebenberg
Translator: Carl Doving
Language: English




First published in Johann Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica (1653) without attribution, JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT was credited to Crüger (PHH 42) in the 1668 edition of that hymnal. (The later isorhythmic RATISBON is related to this tune; see 34.) JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT is named for its association w…

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