"In Thee Alone, O Christ, My Lord"
                         by Johannes Schneesing, ?-1567
                   Translated by Arthur T. Russell, 1806-1874
                                   Text From:
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.319

        1. In Thee alone, O Christ, my Lord,
        My hope on earth remaineth;
        I know Thou wilt Thine aid afford,
        Naught else my soul sustaineth.
        No strenghth of man, no earthly stay
        Can help me in the evil day;
        Thou, only Thou, canst aid supply.
        To Thee I cry;
        On Thee I bid my heart rely.

        2. My sins, O Lord, against me rise,
        I mourn them with contrition;
        Grant, through my death and sacrifice,
        To me a full remission.
        Lord, show before the Father's throne
        That Thou didst for my sins atone;
        So shall I from my load be freed.
        Thy Word I plead;
        Keep me, O Lord, each hour of need.

        3. O Lord, in mercy stay my heart
        On faith's most sure foundation
        And to my inmost soul impart
        Thy perfect consolation.
        Fill all my life with love to Thee,
        Toward all men grant me charity;
        And at the last, when comes my end,
        Thy succor send.
        From satan's wiles my soul defend.

Notes: Hymn #319 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Rom. 3:25 Author: Johannes Schneesing, 1542, ab., asc. Translated by: Arthur T. Russell, 1851, alt. Titled: "Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" Harmony: Johann S. Bach, 1750 Tune: "Allein zu dir" 1st Published in: separate print Town: Nuernberg, 1541
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