We thank Thee, Jesus, dearest Friend

Representative Text

1 We thank you, Jesus, dearest friend,
that into heav'n you did ascend.
Emmanuel, in whom we live,
your strength to soul and body give!

2 Ascended to his throne on high,
hid from our sight, yet always nigh,
he rules and reigns at God's right hand
and has all pow'r at his command.

3 The one who trusts in him is blest
and finds in him eternal rest.
This world's allurements we despise;
on Christ alone we fix our eyes.

4 With deepest joy our voice we raise
and sing our grateful song of praise;
our brother, flesh and bone and blood,
is Lord and King, our highest good!

5 He soon will bring us near his throne;
O brother Jesus, help your own
to firmly trust that we will be
your own through all eternity.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #475

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Translator: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We thank Thee, Jesus, dearest Friend
Author: Anonymous (1607, cento)
Translator: Matthias Loy (1828-1915, alt.)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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