Vanish doubt and hesitation

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1 Vanish doubt and hesitation!
My Redeemer is the Lord.
Hearken to His invitation
By the Spirit and the Word.
Clearly He perceives thy anguish;
O my soul, why longer languish!
Although I am weak and ill,
God remains my Father still.

2 He will pity and relieve me,
Who can then condemn my soul?
Satan and the world deceive me,
Jesus Christ will make me whole.
Why, then, should my heart accuse me,
Or my conscience still confuse me?
God the Father makes me free,
And His Spirit comforts me.

3 Jesus Christ for me has suffered,
And by faith He is my own.
Satisfaction He has offered,
And the way to heaven shown.
Through His full propitiation
I have free and full salvation.
He has conquered death and hell;
He has thus made all things well.

4 In His merit now confiding,
I look up to Him with joy;
For His promise is abiding--
Who can now my peace destroy?
Weal nor woe shall e'er deprive me
Of the portion that He gave me.
My Redeemer, Lord divine,
I am Thine, forever Thine.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #440

Author: Johann Adolph Schlegel

Schlegel, Johann Adolf, D.D., son of Dr. Johann Friedrich Schlegel, Appellationsrath at Meissen, in Saxony, was born at Meissen, Sept. 17, 1721. After passing through the famous school at Pforta (Schulpforta), near Naumburg, he studied, from 1741 to 1746, at the University of Leipzig, where he became acquainted with Cramer, Gellert, and Klopstgock, and was one of the principal contributors to the Bremer Beiträge (Neue Beyträge zum Vergnügen des Verstandes und Witzes). In 1746 he became a private tutor at Strehla, in Saxony, and then returned to Leipzig, where he occupied himself in literary work, until he went, in 1748, to live with his friend Cramer at Crellwitz, near Lützen. He remained at Crellwitz till 1751, when he was appointed a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Vanish doubt and hesitation
Author: Johann Adolph Schlegel
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