O world, I now must leave theeAuthor: Johann Hess (1547); Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Published in 5 hymnals
1 O world, I now must leave thee,
But little doth it grieve me,
I seek my native land;
True life I there inherit,
And here I yield my spirit
With joy to God's all-gracious hand.
2 So on His Word relying,
I know, while I am dying
I seen shall see His face,
Through Christ whose death hath bought me;
The Father's love He brought me,
And now prepares for me a place.
3 The grave hath lost its terrors,
Since for my sins and errors,
My Savior did atone:
My works can nought avail me,
But His work cannot fail me,
I rest in faith on Him alone.
4 And so I hence am going
In peace, full surely knowing
That now I shall have rest:
I feel death's icy finger;
My soul here cannot linger,
Nor would I stay--to go is best.
5 O world, I yet would teach thee
That death will surely reach thee;
Thou too must follow me;
Then ere God's grace forsake thee,
Repent! to Christ betake thee,
That God have mercy too on thee.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #436
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Chorale Book for England, The #a1||O world, I now must leave thee||O world, I now must leave thee||J. Hesse||1863|
|Chorale Book for England, The #189||O world, I now must leave thee||O world, I now must leave thee||J. Hesse||1863|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #436||O world, I must now leave thee||L. M.||1880||Christian Life and Hope | ; The Consummation | Contemplation of Death|
|Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #436||O world, I must now leave thee||INNSPRUCK (Nun ruhen alle Wälder)||Johann Hesse; Catherine Winkworth||No. 34||1908||Christian Life and Hope | The Consummation: Contemplation of Death|
|Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #189||O world, I must now leave thee||1905|