"In Peace and Joy I Now Depart"

                    by Martin Luther, 1483-1546

                               Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. In peace and joy I now depart

        At God's disposing;

        For full of comfort is my heart,

        Soft reposing.

        So the Lord hath promised me,

        And death is but a slumber.

        2. 'Tis Christ that wrought this work for me,

        My faithful Savior,

        Whom Thou hast made mine eyes to see

        By Thy favor.

        Now I know He is my Life,

        My Help in need and dying.

        3. Him Thou hast unto all set forth

        Their great Salvation

        And to His kingdom called the earth,

        Every nation,

        By Thy dear and wholesome Word,

        In every place resounding.

        4. He is the Hope and saving Light

        Of lands benighted;

        By Him are they who dwelt in night

        Fed and lighted.

        He is Israel's Praise and Bliss,

        Their Joy, Reward, and Glory.

Notes: Hymn 137 from The Lutheran Hymnal Text: Luke 2:29-32 Author: Martin Luther, 1524 Titled: Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin Translated by: Leonard W. Bacon, 1884, alt. Tune: Mit Fried' und Freud' 1st appeared in: Geistliches Gesangbuchlein Wittenberg, 1524
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