"Lord Jesus, We Give Thanks to Thee"

                                  by Christoph Fischer

                    Translated by August Crull, 1845-1923

                                         Text From:

                               THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

                (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee

        That Thou hast died to set us free;

        Made righteous through Thy precious blood,

        We now are reconciled to God.

        2. By virtue of Thy wounds we pray,

        True God and Man, be Thou our Stay,

        Our Comfort when we yield our breath,

        Our Rescue from eternal death.

        3. Defend us, Lord, from sin and shame;

        Help us by Thine almighty name

        To bear our crosses patiently,

        Consoled by Thy great agony,

        4. And thus the full assurance gain

        That Thou to us wilt true remain

        And not forsake us in our strife

        Until we enter into life.

Notes: Hymn #173 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Heb. 13: 15 Author: Christoph Fischer, 1597 Translated by: August Crull, 1923 Titled: "Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ" Tune: "Wir danken dir" 1st Published in: _Bergkreyen_ Town: Wittenberg, 1562
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