"Lord, as Thou Wilt, Deal Thou With Me"

                        by Kaspar Bienemann, 1540-1591

                  Translated by Emanuel Cronenwett, 1841-1931

                                  Text From:

                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Lord, as Thou wilt, deal Thou with me;

        No other wish I cherish.

        In life and death I cling to Thee;

        Oh, do not let me perish!

        Let not Thy grace from me depart

        And grant an ever patient heart

        To bear what Thou dost send me.

        2. Grant honor, truth, and purity,

        And love Thy Word to ponder;

        From all false doctrine keep me free.

        Bestow, both here and yonder,

        What serves my everlasting bliss;

        Preserve me from unrighteousness

        Throughout my earthly journey.

        3. When, at Thy summons, I must leave

        This vale of sin and sadness,

        Give me Thy grace, Lord, not to grieve,

        But to depart with gladness.

        To Thee my spirit I commend;

        O Lord, grant me a blessed end

        Through Jesus Christ, my Savior.

Notes: Hymn #406 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 40:8 Author: Kaspar Bienemann, 1574 Translated by: Emanuel Cronenwett, 1880, alt. Titled: "Herr, wie du willst, so schick's mit mir" Tune: "Herr wie du willst" 1st Published in: _Deutsch Kirchenamt_ Town: Strassburg, 1525
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