1 My God, to Thee I now commend
My soul, for Thou, O Lord,
Dost live and love me without end,
And wilt perform Thy Word.
2 To whom else should I make my plea,
That heavenly life be mine?
All souls, my God, belong to Thee,
My soul is also Thine.
3 Thou gav'st my spirit at my birth,
Take back what Thou hast given;
And with the Lord I served on earth,
Grant me to live in heaven.
4 Faith spreads her wings, she sees revealed
The shining wall above;
My spirit knows that it is sealed,
Redeemed from death by love.
5 Thou my Redeemer wast of yore,
From sin Thou mad'st me free;
Now, faithful God, dost Thou once more
In death deliver me.
6 Thou liv'st and lovest without end,
And dost perform Thy Word;
My passing soul I now commend
To Thee, my God and Lord!
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #438a