1 Let me be Thine forever,
My faithful God and Lord;
Let me forsake Thee never
Nor wander from Thy Word.
Lord, do not let me waver,
But give me steadfastness,
And for such grace forever
Thy holy name I'll bless.
2 Lord Jesus, my salvation,
My light, my life divine,
My only consolation,
O make me wholly Thine!
For Thou hast dearly bought me
With blood and bitter pain.
Let me, since Thou hast sought me,
Eternal life obtain.
3 And Thou, O Holy Spirit,
My comforter and guide,
Grant that in Jesus' merit
I always may confide,
Him to the end confessing
Whom I have known by faith.
Give me Thy constant blessing
And grant a Christian death.
Selnecker, Nicolaus, D.D., son of Georg Selnecker (Selneccer, Schellenecker, who was protonotarius to the Nürnberg magistracy, but lived at Hersbruck near Nürnberg) was born at Hersbruck Dec. 5, 1532. In 1536 he was removed to Nürnberg, and became during his school time, when only twelve years old, organist at the chapel in the Kaiserburg there. He went to the university of Wittenberg in 1550 (where he became a favourite pupil of Melanchthon), graduated M.A. on July 31, 1554, and subsequently lectured as a privat-docent, sometimes to 200 students. In the end of 1557 he was appointed second court preacher at Dresden, and tutor to the heir apparent Prince Alexander, having also to supervise the education of the choirboys of the royal chape… Go to person page >
Translator: Matthias Loy
Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880.
The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:—
1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion.
2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism.
3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion.
4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired.
5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture.
6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness.
7. How matchless is… Go to person page >
Display Title: Let Me Be Yours ForeverFirst Line: Let me be yours foreverTune Title: ICH DANK DIR, LIEBER HERREAuthor: Nikolaus Selnecker, 1532-92; Matthias Loy, 1828-1915Meter: 76 76 DDate: 1993Subject: Confirmation |Source: Gesangbuch, Rudolstadt, 1688, st. 2-3
Display Title: Let Me Be Thine ForeverFirst Line: Let me be Thine foreverTune Title: LOB GOTT GETROST MIT SINGENAuthor: M. Loy, 1828-1915; N. Selnecker, 1532-92Meter: 76 76 DDate: 1996Subject: Discipleship: Following Christ | ; Trinity 5 |Source: Gesangbuch, Rudolstadt, 1688, sts. 2,3
Display Title: Let Me Be Thine ForeverFirst Line: Let me be Thine foreverTune Title: LOB GOTT GETROST MIT SINGENAuthor: Matthias Loy, 1828-1915; Nicolaus Selnecker, 1532-92Meter: 76 76 DScripture: Psalm 119:10; Ephesians 1:7; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; John 8:31Date: 2006Source: Gesang-Büchlien, Rudolstadt, 1633, sts. 2-3
Display Title: Let Me Be Yours ForeverFirst Line: Let me be yours foreverTune Title: LOB GOTT GETROST MIT SINGENAuthor: Matthias Loy, 1828-1915; Nikolaus Selnecker, 1532-92Meter: 76 76 DDate: 1982Subject: Close of Service | ; Confirmation | ; Justification | ; Life Everlasting |Source: Rudolstädter Gesangbuch, 1688, sts. 2-3