1 When sorrow and remorse
Prey at my heart, to Thee
I look, Who on the holy Cross
Was slain for wretched me.
2 Thy Passion, Lord, inspires
My spirit day by day,
That I from all low dark desires
Have strength to flee away.
3 Whate'er the burden be,
The cross upon me laid,
Or want or shame, I look to Thee,
Be Thou, O Christ, my Aid.
4 And let Thy sorrows cheer
My soul when I depart;
Give strength to cast away all fear,
Console, sustain my heart.
5 Since Thou hast died for me,
Help me to trust Thy grace,
That Thou wilt take me up to Thee,
Where I shall see Thy face.
Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #75
|First Line:||When sorrow and remorse prey at my heart|
|Title:||When sorrow and remorse|
|German Title:||Wenn meine Sünd' mich kränken|
|Author:||Justus Gesenius (1646)|
|Author:||D. Denicke (1646)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1855)|