Lord, thine image thou hast lent me

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1 Lord, Thine image Thou hast lent me,
In Thy never-fading Love;
I was fallen, Thou wast sent me,
My redemption from above.
Sacred Love, I long to be
Thine to all eternity!

2 Love, Thou hast for me enduréd
All the pain of death and hell;
Nay, Thy sufferings have procuréd
More for me than tongue can tell:
Love almighty and divine,
I would be for ever Thine!

3 Love, my Life, and my Salvation,
Light and Truth, eternal Word!
Thou alone dost consolation
To my sinking soul afford.
Sacred Love, I long to be
Thine to all eternity!

4 Love, in mercy, Thou wilt raise me
From the grave of sin and dust;
Love, I shall for ever praise Thee,
When in heaven among the just;
Love almighty and divine,
May I be forever Thine!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #286

Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi

Jacobi, John Christian, a native of Germany, was born in 1670, and appointed Keeper of the Royal German Chapel, St. James's Palace, London, about 1708. He held that post for 42 years, and died Dec. 14, 1750. He was buried in the Church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. His publications included :— (1) A Collection of Divine Hymns, Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes and Thorough Bass. London: Printed and Sold by J. Young, in St. Paul’s Churchyard; . . . 1720. This edition contains 15 hymns. Two years later this collection, with a few changes in the text and much enlarged, was republished as (2) Psalmodia Germanica; or a Specimen of Divine Hymns. Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes… Go to person page >

Author: Angelus Silesius

Pen name of Johann Scheffler… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, thine image thou hast lent me
German Title: Liebe, die du mich zum Bilde
Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi
Author: Angelus Silesius
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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A Hymn and Prayer-Book #141

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Church Book #404

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Church Book #404

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #286

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a286

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #286

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d434

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Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #423

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Psalmodia Germanica #56

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d467

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d230

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