"I Know My Faith is Founded"
by Erdmann Neumeister, 1671-1756
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
1. I know my faith is founded
On Jesus Christ, my God and Lord;
And this my faith confessing
Unmoved I stand upon His Word.
Man's reason cannot fathom
The truth of God profound;
Who trusts her subtle wisdom
Relies on shifting ground.
God's Word is all-sufficient,
It makes divinely sure,
And trusting in its wisdom,
My faith shall rest secure.
2. Increase my faith, dear Savior,
For Satan seeks by night and day
To rob me of this treasure
And take my hope of bliss away.
But, Lord, with Thee beside me,
I shall be undismayed;
And led by Thy good Spirit,
I shall be unafraid.
Abide with me, O Savior,
A firmer faith bestow;
Then I shall bid defiance
To every evil foe.
3. In faith, Lord, let me serve Thee;
Though persecution, grief and pain
Should seek to overwhelm me,
Let me a steadfast trust retain;
And then at my departure
Take Thou me home to Thee
And let me there inherit
All thou hast promised me.
In life and death, Lord, keep me
Until Thy heaven I gain,
Where I by Thy great mercy
The end of faith attain.
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Hymn #381 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: 2 Tim. 1:12
Author: Erdmann Neumeister, 1718
Translated by: composite
Tune: "Nun lob, mein' Seel'"
1st Published in: _Concentus Novi_
Town: Augsburg, 1540
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