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When souls draw near the holy wave

When souls draw near the holy wave

Author: Matthias Loy
Tune: SEASONS (Pleyel)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When souls draw near the holy wave,
The Triune God draws near to save;
When water flows in His great name,
He comes to free from guilt and shame.

2 The water used at God's behest
Must yield our souls the promised rest;
For where a solemn pledge He gives
Whoe'er in faith accepts it, lives.

3 Let us but bid our hearts be still,
Nor rise in doubt against His will;
The power that made us a breath
By simplest means can save from death.

4 With grateful hearts His praise we sing,
To whom in life and death we cling,
Still trusting in the means He gave
Through faith our sinful souls to save.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #227

Author: 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 >

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Author: Matthias Loy



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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #227

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #227

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