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O God, thou righteous, faithful Lord

O God, thou righteous, faithful Lord

Author: A. Crull
Published in 9 hymnals

Full Text

1 O God, Thou righteous, faithful Lord,
I have not kept Thy holy Word,
But sinned and oft offended Thee;
Now I repent--it grieveth me!

2 Thou, Father, merciful and kind,
No pleasure in my death dost find,
But strong desire doth in Thee burn
That I should unto Thee return.

3 Since Thou, dear Father, callest me,
A sinner poor, I come to Thee,
Relying on the Savior's blood
That from His wounds most holy flowed.

4 In tender mercy let Thy grace
Through Jesus' blood my sins efface;
Then I, the poor lost child, will be
Of all offenses rid through Thee.

5 Let me, according to Thy Word,
Live henceforth unto Thee, O Lord;
That I, after time is o'er
Inherit life forevermore.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #66

Author: A. Crull

August Crull was born January 27, 1845 in Rostock, Germany, where his father, Hofrat Crull, was a lawyer. He was educated at the Gymnasium in Rostock, and at Concordia College in St. Louis and Fort Wayne where he graduated in 1862. His father died soon after he began studying at the Gymnasium. His mother then married Albert Friedrich Hoppe, who later became the editor of the St. Louis edition of Luther's Works. In 1865, Crull graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He became assistant pastor at Trinity Church in Milwaukee and also served as Director of the Lutheran High School. Later he was pastor of the Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 1873 to 1915, he was professor of the German language and literature at Concordia… Go to person page >

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First Line: O God, thou righteous, faithful Lord
Author: A. Crull



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