My heart, with deep emotion

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1 My heart with deep emotion
Gives thanks to Thee and praise,
In early morn's devotion,
And throughout all my days;
O God, upon thy throne!
To honor and adore Thee,
I bring my praise before Thee
Through Christ, Thine Only Son.

2 For, 'twas Thy grace that o'er me
Kept vigil through the night,
And 'twas Thy arm that bore me,
Safe through morning light.
To Thee my prayer I raise;
Werein I did offend Thee,
Do Thou forgive; defend me
In all my future days.

3 My life, my soul,--defend them!
My wife, child, goods, and home,--
To Thy hand I commend them,
From Thee these blessings come.
Thy bounteous hand bestows
My household and my treasures,
my parents, friends, and pleasures;
Through thee my cup o'erflows.

4 God shall do my advising,
Whose might with wisdom blends;
May He bless rest and rising,
My efforts, means and ends!
To god, forever blessed,
Will I with mine confide me,
And suffer Him to guide me
As seemeth to Him best.

5 Amen: Lord, Thou wilt hear me
With this I close my prayer;
In all I do wilt cheer me,
And keep me in Thy care.
So I put forth my hands,
And look not long behind me,
But ply the task assigned me
By God, as He commands.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #294

Author: Johann Mathesius

Mathesius, Johannes, son of Wolfgang Mathesius, town councillor at Rochlitz, was born at Rochlitz, June 24, 1504. He studied for a short time at the University of Ingolstadt. Thereafter he acted as family tutor at Odelzhausen, near Munich, where, in 1526, he found Luther's Von den guten Werken (Wittenberg, 1523); and then while living at Bruck (F├╝rstenfeld-bruck), near Munich, read two of Luther's tractates on the Holy Communion. Attracted thus to Wittenberg he matriculated there May 30, 1529, studied with great zeal and graduated M.A. in 1530. In the end of 1530 he joined the staff of the school at Altenburg, and in the spring of 1532 was appointed rector of the gymnasium at Joachimsthal in Bohemia. He resigned this post in 1540, and retu… Go to person page >

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Author: Johann Mathesius

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