1 O Lord, when my sins grieve me,
Then let my faith again
With thoughts of Thee relieve me,
And of Thy dying pain.
Upon the holy cross’ wood
My weight of sin sustaining,
The Lord my surety stood.
2 O wonder without measure
In faith’s enlightened eye!
For servants ’twas the pleasure
Of Christ their Lord to die!
The true—the sovereign Lord of Heaven
For me His ruined creature
Himself to death hath given.
3 Therefore shall my glad spirit
Now and through all my days,
For all Thy suffering merit,
O Jesu! bring Thee praise,
Lord, for Thy death so sinless,
Thy love and truth most high!
4 Lord, may Thy cross attend me
Through all my mortal day,
And from all thoughts defend me
That lead the heart astray;
That it may ne’er forgotten be,
How great the price Thou gavest,
O Lord, to set me free!
Gesenius, Justus, D.D., son of Joachim Gesenius, pastor at Esbeck, near Lauenstein, Hannover; was born at Esbeck, July 6, 1601. He studied at the Universities of Helmstedt and Jena, graduating M.A at Jena in 1628. In 1629 he became pastor of St. Magnus's Church, Brunswick; in 1636 court chaplain and preacher at the Cathedral in Hildesheim; and in 1642 chief court preacher, consistorialrath, and general superintendent at Hannover. He died at Hannover, Sept. 18, 1673 (Koch, iii 230-237; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, ix. 87-88; Bode, p. 76, &c).
Gesenius was an accomplished and influential theologian, a famous preacher, and distinguished himself by his efforts to further the catechetical instruction of the children of his district. Along w… Go to person page >
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >
Display Title: O Lord, When My Sins Grieve MeFirst Line: O Lord, when my sins grieve meTune Title: WENN MEINE SÜNDAuthor: Justus Gesenius; Arthur T. RussellMeter: 188.8.131.52Source: Hanover Gesang Buch, 1646; Tr.: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deigthon, 1851)