I. Out of the Deeps of dark Distress,
The Deeps of Desperation,
I cry to Thee, my God, for Grace,
For Love and for Salvation.
Father Almighty, should thine Eye
Be strict to mark Iniquity,
Oh! who could stand before Thee.
II. But (Praise eternal to thy Name)
Thou hast a Throne erected,
A Glorious Throne of Grace, where Man
Was never yet rejected.
For Mercy is with Thee, our God;
Thy Son has sealed with his Blood
Our Pardon and Salvation.
III. In Thee alone I put my Trust,
Disclaiming all Self-Merit.
O, Mighty, Merciful and Just,
Thee I adore in Spirit.
To thy blest Word full Trust I give:
'Tis my Support while yet I live;
And will support me dying.
IV. With more Impatience far than Those
That languish for the Morning,
I languish till Thou shalt disclose
Thy Love to me returning.
Ye Sons of ISRAEL, wait the Day;
Wait till th' Almighty shall display
His Mercy and his Blessing.
V. On's Mercy-Seat he issues out,
For Sins, on Sins, Remission:
There All's forgiven and forgot;
For CHRIST makes Intercession.
He turns our Feet from sinful Ways.
Oh, endless is his Love and Praise.
By Him is ISRAEL saved.
Jacobi, John Christian, a native of Germany, was born in 1670, and appointed Keeper of the Royal German Chapel, St. James's Palace, London, about 1708. He held that post for 42 years, and died Dec. 14, 1750. He was buried in the Church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. His publications included :—
(1) A Collection of Divine Hymns, Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes and Thorough Bass. London: Printed and Sold by J. Young, in St. Paul’s Churchyard; . . . 1720. This edition contains 15 hymns. Two years later this collection, with a few changes in the text and much enlarged, was republished as (2) Psalmodia Germanica; or a Specimen of Divine Hymns. Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes… Go to person page >
Author: Martin Luther
Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody.
i. Hymn Books.
1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >