1 Who knew no sin and no deceiving,
Has borne my sin and my distress;
And I by grace in Him believing,
Now deck me with His righteousness.
As He is sinner to my good,
So I am holy through His blood.
2 Nay not in me, self-righteous were it,
On God's grace rests my holiness;
He looks on Christ's atoning merit,
And counts this as my righteousness:
This I believe, and hence my claim,
That I am holy in His Name.
3 In Christ, by faith then, I am holy,
In self though 'tis not yet the case;
But I will likewise now so wholly
Seek e'er in life to walk by grace,
That soul and body may remain
All blameless till Christ come again.
4 I will devote my every member
To serve in righteousness God's will,
Then when I falter, e'er remember
That I may trust God's mercy still;
And pray that God would guide through strife,
That I may lead a holy life.
5 Thus will I walk, O God, before Thee,
That my light too may shine alway
And that I by my life adore Thee,
Till I at length on that great day
In life and self shall holy be,
And wholly perfect, Lord, with Thee.
Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:—
1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship.
2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith.
3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer.
4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience.
5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship.
6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience.
7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination.
8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >
Published in 1657 (see above) WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT is also known as NEUMARK. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used the tune in its isorhythmic shape (all equal rhythms) in his cantatas 21, 27, 84, 88, 93, 166, 179, and 197. Many Lutheran composers have also written organ preludes on this tune.
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Display Title: Who knew no sin and no deceivingFirst Line: Who knew no sin and no deceivingTune Title: NEUMARK (Wer nur den lieben Gott)Author: Rev. Emanuel Cronenwett, D. D.; Rev. George CronenwettMeter: No. 32Date: 1908Subject: Second Sunday after Easter | ; Fifth Sunday after Trinity | ; Eleventh Sunday after Trinity | ; Christian Life and Hope | The Walk of Godliness: Christian Resolve and Holiness