Most fervent thanks I render

Most fervent thanks I render

Author: Johann Kohlross
Tune: CHENIES (Matthews)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Most fervent thanks I render
To Thee, my God and Lord,
Who in Thy loving-kindness
Dost gracious help afford:
When night had spread her pinions
Far over land and sea,
I was secure from danger;
Thy mercy shielded me.

2 All praise to Thee, O Father,
Who in the gloom of night
Dost grant me Thy protection
And fill my soul with light.
Pray help me do Thy bidding
Thro'out this new-born day;
Make Thou my will submissive
And keep me in Thy way.

3 Vouchsafe to me Thy guidance
Lest I should go astray;
Let not the foe beguile me,
Be Thou my staff and stay.
Sustain me by Thy goodness,
Thy mercy let me share;
For Satan cannot harm me
While I enjoy Thy care.

4 To Thine own praise and glory,
Let me conclude this day;
May I to Thee be faithful;
O Lord, for this I pray.
Shield both my soul and body,
My house and native land;
For all Thy love has given
Is safe when in Thy hand.

5 To Thee be laud and honor,
Thy name be blest for aye,
Extend, O Lord, Thy kingdom
Let grace and peace hold sway.
Against the wiles of Satan
Thy trusty weapons lend;
In mercy grant Thy blessing,
Be with us to the end.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #563

Author: Johann Kohlross

Kolross, Johann (called Rhodanthracius), is said to have been a pastor at Basel, and to have died there in 1558. In his Encheridion, Nürnberg, 1529 (later ed., 1534. It is a manual of orthography), he calls himself teacher of German (Teutsch Lehermayster) at Basel; and so in his Scriptural play (Ein schön spil von Fünfferley betrachtnussen den menschen zur Buss reytzende. It is on the motives of the Dance of Death at Basel), performed at Basel on the 1st S. after Easter, 1532, and printed at Basel, 1532 (Goedeke's Grundriss, 1886, ii. 181, 337, 343, &c). The only hymn by him translated into English is:— Ich dank dir lieber Herre. Morning. First published separately at Nürnberg, c. 1535, and thence in Wackernagel, iii. p. 86, in 9 sta… Go to person page >

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