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When my lips can frame no sound

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1 When my lips can frame no sound,
Savior, be my faith’s sure ground;
When my ears no longer hear,
May my spirit know Thee near;
When my eyes no longer see,
May my soul still rest in Thee!

2 Lord, I trust my soul to Thee;
Let Thy grace abide with me;
By the suffering Thou hast known,
Purge my sin before the throne.
Let my conscience deep within
Feel that I am cleansed from sin.

3 Faithful God, I pray again,
Give me patience in my pain;
For Christ’s sake grant soft release;
Let Thy servant pass in peace.
Then with all Thy saints above
Let me praise thy boundless love.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #557

Author: John Amos Comenius

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First Line: When my lips can frame no sound
Author: John Amos Comenius




REDHEAD 76 is named for its composer, who published it as number 76 in his influential Church Hymn Tunes, Ancient and Modern (1853) as a setting for the hymn text "Rock of Ages." It has been associated with Psalm 51 since the 1912 Psalter, where the tune was named AJALON. The tune is also known as P…

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