Let me go, let me go, Lord, to me Thy presence show

Representative Text

1 Let me go, let me go
From this turmoil here below;
For my soul, to Jesus turning,
Is for yonder mansions yearning,
There is perfect rest to know,
There is perfect rest to know.

2 Sweetest Light, sweetest Light,
Sun that puttest clouds to flight,
When shall I appear before Thee,
And with all Thy saints adore Thee,
Dwelling in Thy glory bright,
Dwelling in Thy glory bright?

3 Ah, how clear, ah, how clear
Ring those angel voices dear!
How my soul for wings is sighing,
That, o'er vale and mountain flying,
I in Zion may appear!
I in Zion may appear!

4 What shall be, what shall be
All the joy in store for me?
Lord, I know not, eyes are holden,
Till Jerusalem, the golden,
In its beauty I shall see!
In its beauty I shall see!

5 Paradise, Paradise,
Fairest truths delights our eyes;
Where thy verdant trees are planted,
Bliss beyond our dreams is granted:
Take us, Lord, to Paradise,
Take us, Lord, to Paradise.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #642

Author: Gustav Friedrich Ludwig Knak

Knak, Gustav Friedrich Ludwig, son of Christian F. L. Knak, Justiz Commissarius at Berlin, was born at Berlin, July 12, 1806. He matriculated as a student of theology at the University of Berlin, Easter, 1826. In the autumn of 1829 he became tutor in a private school at Königs-Wusterhausen, near Berlin, where he worked manfully for the sick and dying during the cholera year 1831. He returned to Berlin in August, 1832, and acted as one of the editors of the well-known Geistlicher Lieder Schatz (referred to in this Dictionary as the Berlin Geistlicher Lieder Schatz), to which he contributed a number of hymns, and for which he wrote the preface dated Dec. 11, 1832. In the autumn of 1834 he was ordained pastor of Wusterwitz, near Dramburg, in… Go to person page >

Translator: Harriet Reynolds Krauth

Harriet Reynolds Krauth Spaeth [Harriet Krauth], 1845-1925 Born: September 21, 1845, Baltimore, Maryland. Died: May 5, 1925, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buried: Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Daughter of hymn translator Charles Krauth, Harriet attended the Girls’ School in Philadelphia, and lived independently as a writer. In 1880, she married Adolph Spaeth, pastor of St. Johannis Church in Philadelphia (and later president of the General Council of the Lutheran Church in America). She sang contralto, played the piano and organ, and for many years was the organist at St. Stephen’s Church in west Philadelphia. She provided hymn translations for The Church Book (1868), The Sunday School Hymnal (1901), and was r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let me go, let me go, Lord, to me Thy presence show
German Title: Lasst mich gehn, lasst mich gehn
Author: Gustav Friedrich Ludwig Knak
Translator: Harriet Reynolds Krauth
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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