"In God, My Faithful God"
                    by Sigismund Weingaertner, 17th Century
                 Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                  Text From:
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.369

	1. In God, my faithful God,
	I trust when dark my road;
	Though many woes o'ertake me,
	Yet He will not forsake me.
	His love it is doth send them
	And, when 'tis best, will end them.

	2. My sins assail me sore,
	But I despair no more.
	I build on Christ, who loves me;
	From this Rock nothing moves me.
	To Him I all surrender,
	To Him, my soul's Defender.
	3. If death my portion be,
	Then death is gain to me
	And Christ my Life forever,
	From whom death cannot sever.
	Come when it may, He'll shield me,
	To Him I wholly yield me.
	4. 0 Jesus Christ, my Lord,
	So meek in deed and word,
	Thou once didst die to save us
	Because Thy love would have us
	Be heirs of heavenly gladness
	When ends this life of sadness.
	5. "So be it," then, I say
	With all my heart each day.
	We, too, dear Lord, adore Thee.
	We sing for joy before Thee.
	Guide us while here we wander
	Until we praise Thee yonder.

Notes: Hymn #526 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 7:1 Author: Sigismund Seingaertner, 1607, asc. Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt. Titled: "Auf meinen Heben Gott" Tune: "Auf meinen Heben Gott" 1st Published in: _Deutxche Lieder_ Town: Nuernberg, 1574
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