"Jehovah, Let Me Now Adore Thee" by Bartholomaeus Crasselius, 1667-1724 Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.20 1. Jehovah, let me now adore Thee, For where is there a God such, Lord, as Thou? With songs I fain would come before Thee; Oh, let Thy Holy Spirit teach me now To praise Thee in His name through whom alone Our songs can please Thee, through Thy blessed Son! 2. O Father, draw me to my Savior That Thy dear Son may draw me unto Thee; Thy Spirit guide my whole behavior And rule both sense and reason thus in me That, Lord, Thy peace from me may ne'er depart, But wake sweet melodies within my heart. 3. Grant that Thy Spirit prompt my praises, Then shall my singing surely please Thine ear; Sweet are the sounds my heart then raises, My prayer in truth and spirit Thou wilt hear. Then shall Thy Spirit raise my heart to Thee To sing Thee psalms of praise in high degree. 4. For He can plead for me with sighings That are unspeakable to lips like mine; He bids me pray with earnest cryings, Bears witness with my soul that I am Thine, Joint heir with Christ, and thus may dare to say: O heavenly Father, hear me when I pray! 5. When thus my heart in prayer ascendeth, Through Thine own Holy Spirit, unto Thee, Thy heart, O Father, kindly bendeth Its fervent love and favor unto me, Rejoicing my petition to fulfil Which I have made according to Thy will. 6. And what Thy Spirit thus hath taught me To seek from Thee must needs be such a prayer As Thou wilt grant through Him who bought me And raised me up to be Thy child and heir. In Jesus' name I boldly seek Thy face And take from Thee, my Father, grace for grace.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: email@example.com
Notes: Hymn #21 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 16:23, Gal. 4:6 Author: Bartholomaeus Crasselius, 1697, cento Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt. Titled: "Dir, dir, Jehova, will ich singen" Tune: "Dir, dir, Jehova" 1st Published in: _Geistreiches Gesangbuch_ Town: Halle, 1704
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