1 Our God so loved the world that He
Gave His own Son, and did decree
That all who would in Him believe
Should everlasting life receive.
2 Christ Jesus is the ground of faith,
Who was made flesh and suffered death;
All that confide in Him alone
Have built on this chief Corner-stone.
3 God would not have the sinner die,
His Son with saving grace is nigh,
His Spirit in the Word doth teach
How man the blessed goal may reach.
4 Be of good cheer, for God's own Son
Forgives all sins which thou hast done;
Thou'rt justified by Jesus' blood,
Thy baptism grants the highest good.
5 If thou be sick, if death draw near,
This truth thy troubled heart can cheer;
Christ Jesus saves my soul from death,
That is the firmest ground of faith.
6 Glory to God the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To Thee, O blessed Trinity,
Be praise now and eternally!
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #327
|First Line:||Our God so loved the world that he|
|German Title:||Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt|
|Author:||Johannes G. Olearius|