"0 Lord, My God, I Cry to Thee"
by Nikolaus Selnecker, 1532-1592
Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.428
1. 0 Lord, my God, I cry to Thee;
In my distress Thou helpest me.
My soul and body I commend
Into Thy hands; Thine angel send
To guide me home and cheer my heart
When Thou dost call me to depart.
2. 0 Jesus Christ, Thou Lamb of God,
Once slain to take away our load.
Now let Thy cross, Thine agony,
Avail to save and solace me,
Thy deam to open heaven, and there
Bid me the joy of angels share.
3. 0 Holy Spirit, faithful Friend,
Grant me Thy comfort to the end.
When death and hell assail me sore.
Leave me, oh, leave me, nevermore,
But bear me safely through the strife,
As Thou hast promised. into life.
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Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Ps. 116:9
Author: Nikolaus Selnecker, 1572
Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1858, alt.
Titled: "O Herre Gott, in meiner Not"
Tune: "Vater unser"
1st Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_
Town: Leipzig, 1539
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