"Jehovah, Let Me Now Adore Thee"
                    by Bartholomaeus Crasselius, 1667-1724
                 Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                  Text From:
               (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.

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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