Our God is truth, most faithful is his Word

Our God is truth, most faithful is his Word

Author: Johann Daniel Herrnschmidt
Tune: ER WIRD ES TUN
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Our God is truth, most faithful is His Word;
Beyond thy strength He’ll suffer no temptation;
In all thy need He’ll aid to thee afford;
A Father’s love may be thy consolation;
O hear His voice in such kind accents cheer!
Why shouldst thou fear?

2 Then hope in God, on Him cast all thy care,
Thy Father ne’er will leave His child in danger;
He knows thy case, O why shouldst thou despair?
To all thy grief thy Savior is no stranger;
He hears thy sigh; to Him tell thy complaint;
Why shouldst thou faint?

3 ‘Tis thus we follow Christ: who Him receive
Through tribulation must God’s Kingdom enter;
Art thou His child, and dost thou not believe?
Thou, too, must bear thy cross, on trials venture.
Christ’s suffering shares the true-born child of God
On life’s rough road.

4 Thy Savior’s feet have trod the thorny way,
The Cross lay o’er His path to heavenly gladness;
‘Twas sorrow first, then joy; ‘twas night, then day;
Remember Him, thy Lord, amid thy sadness;
Endure thy cross, with patience run thy race—
Thy strength, His grace.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #436

Author: Johann Daniel Herrnschmidt

Herrnschmidt, Johann Daniel, was born April 11, 1675, at Bopfingen, in Württemberg, where his father, G. A. Herrnschmidt, was from 1673-1702 diaconus, and 1702-1714 Town preacher. He entered the University of Altdorf in 1696 (M.A. 1698), and in the autumn of 1698 went to Halle. In the spring of 1702 he became assistant to his father, and in July, 1702, Heifer at the Town church. In 1712 he became superintendent, court preacher and consistorialrath at Idstein, and in the same year graduated D.D. at Halle. He was finally, in 1715, appointed Professor of Theology at Halle, and in 1716 also sub-director of the Orphanage and the Padagogium there. He died at Halle, Feb. 5, 1723 (Koch, iv. 349-354, 569, &c). He was one of the best hymnwriters of… Go to person page >

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