Lord Jesu Christ, in Thee alone

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1 Lord Jesus Christ, in Thee alone,
My only hope on earth I place,
For other comforter is none,
No help have I but in Thy grace.
There is no man nor creature here,
No angel in the heav'nly sphere,
Who at my call can succor me.
I cry to Thee,
In Thee I trust implicitly.

2 My sin is very sore and great,
I mourn beneath its dreadful load;
O free me from this heavy weight,
My Saviour, through Thy precious blood;
And with Thy Father for me plead
That Thou hast suffered in my stead;
From me the burden then is rolled.
Lord, I lay hold
On Thy dear promises of old.

3 And in Thy mercy now bestow
True Christian faith on me, O Lord,
That all the sweetness I may know
Which in Thy holy cross is stored,
Love Thee o'er earthly pride and pelf,
And love my neighbor as myself;
And when, at last, is come my end,
Be Thou my friend,
From Satan’s wiles my soul defend.

4 Glory to God in highest heaven,
The Father of eternal love;
For His dear Son, for sinners given,
Whose watchful grace we daily prove;
To God, the Holy Ghost on high;
Oh, ever be His comfort nigh,
And teach us, in His love and fear,
To please Him here,
And serve Him in the heavenly sphere.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #410

Author: Johannes Schneesing

Schneesing, Johannes, sometimes called Cnionmsus or Chyomusus, was a native of Frankfurt-am-Main. He was appointed, sometime before 1524, assistant to Johann Langenhayn, pastor of St. Margaret's church, in Gotha, who had begun, in 1522, to preach the doctrines of the Reformation. Subsequently he became pastor at Friemar, near Gotha; and in the records of the Visitation in 1534, he is described as a "learned, diligent, pious, and godly man." He died at Friemar, in 1567. (Koch, i. 376, &c.) During Sehneesing's early years at Friemar, his energies were greatly exercised in combating the Anabaptist doctrines promulgated in the neighbourhood by Nicolaus Storch, of Zwickau. Throughout his incumbency, he greatly interested himself in the children… Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth (b. Holborn, London, England, 1827; d. Monnetier, Savoy, France, 1878) is well known for her English translations of German hymns; her translations were polished and yet remained close to the original. Educated initially by her mother, she lived with relatives in Dresden, Germany, in 1845, where she acquired her knowledge of German and interest in German hymnody. After residing near Manchester until 1862, she moved to Clifton, near Bristol. A pioneer in promoting women's rights, Winkworth put much of her energy into the encouragement of higher education for women. She translated a large number of German hymn texts from hymnals owned by a friend, Baron Bunsen. Though often altered, these translations continue to be used i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Jesus Christ, in Thee alone
Title: Lord Jesu Christ, in Thee alone
German Title: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Author: Johannes Schneesing (1522)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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