Lord Jesus, who, our souls to save

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1 Lord Jesus, who, our souls to save,
Didst rest and slumber in the grave,
Now grant us all in thee to rest,
And here to live as seems thee best.

2 Give us the strength, the dauntless faith
Which thou hast purchased with thy death,
And lead us to that glorious place
Where we shall see the Father's face.

3 O Lamb of God, for sinners slain,
We thank thee for that bitter pain.
Grant that thy death for us may be
Our entrance into life with thee.

Source: Worship Supplement #732

Author: Georg Werner

Werner, Georg, born March 22, 1589, at Preussisch-Holland, near Elbing, Prussia. In 1614 he became a master in the Löbenicht school at Königsberg, and in 1616 rector of the school at Preussisch-Holland. He was then appointed, in 1621, diaconus of the Löbenicht church at Königsberg. He died at Königsberg, July 15, 1643 (Koch, iii., 206, v. 659; Goedeke's Grundriss, vol. iii., 1887, p. 134, &c). He edited the Königsberg Gesang-Buch of 1643 (earliest copy now extant has title dated 1650, and preface dated 1643), to which he contributed a number of hymns. He also contributed to B. Derschau's Gesang-Buch, 1639 (p. 1248, ii.). His Psalm versions are noted under Psalters, German. The only hymn by him which has passed into English is a transl… Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Jesus, who, our souls to save
German Title: Der du, Herr Jesu, Ruh und Rast
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Author: Georg Werner
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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