Weary Now, I Seek Repose

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1 Weary now, I seek repose,
And mine eyes in sleep must close;
Father, let those eyes of Thine
Watch above this bed of mine.

2 Should I, Lord, have gone astray
From Thy ways this closing day,
Of Thy grace let me partake,
Pardon me for Jesus' sake.

3 Let my dear ones rest in Thee,
Keeping them from trouble free;
All Thy people, young and old,
In Thy loving arms enfold.

4 Unto ev'ry troubled soul
Send Thy peace to make it whole;
While night's shadows round us fall,
God in heaven, guard us all.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #50

Author: Louise Hensel

Text of "Müde bin ich geh zur Ruh" is printed in Lutheran Service Book, 2006 #887… Go to person page >

Translator: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Weary now, I seek repose
Title: Weary Now, I Seek Repose
Author: Louise Hensel
Translator: Herman H. Brueckner
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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