Is God for me, t'oppose me

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1 My faith securely buildeth
On Christ who shed His blood;
This, and this only, yieldeth
The true eternal good.
The life that my soul liveth,
Finds nothing on the earth;
What Christ, the Savior, giveth
Of all our love is worth.

2 No angel, nought that gladdens,
No throne nor majesty,
No love, nor aught that saddens,
No grief nor misery,
Nor aught that man discovers,
Now be it small or great,
From Thee, my heavenly Lover's
Embrace can separate.

3 My heart with joy is springing,
And sad I cannot be;
'Tis full of joy and singing,
The sunshine doth it see.
The Sun that looks with pleasure
On me is Christ my King;
The glory beyond measure
That waits me, makes me sing.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #414

Author: John Kelly

Kelly, John, was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, educated at Glasgow University, studied theology at Bonn, New College, Edinburgh, and the Theological College of the English Presbyterian Church (to which body he belongs) in London. He has ministered to congregations at Hebburn-on-Tyne and Streatham, and was Tract Editor of the Religious Tract Society. His translations of Paul Gerhardt's Spiritual Songs were published in 1867. Every piece is given in full, and rendered in the metre of the originals. His Hymns of the Present Century from the German were published in 1886 by the Religious Tract Society. In these translations the metres of the originals have not always been followed, whilst some of the hymns have been abridged and others condens… Go to person page >

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First Line: My faith securely buildeth
Title: Is God for me, t'oppose me
Author: John Kelly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Said to be a "Greek Air," CALCUTTA was one of the popular national tunes used by Dublin's Thomas Moore (1779-1852) in his Sacred Songs (1816). Arthur S. Sullivan (PHH 46) adapted it for congregational singing and published it in his Church Hymns with Tunes (1874). [The tune was earlier adapted for c…

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a414

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