"When o'er My Sins I Sorrow"
                         by Justus Gesenius, 1601-1673
            Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878; Stanza 1
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. When o'er my sins I sorrow,
        Lord, I will look to Thee
        And hence my comfort borrow
        That Thou wast slain for me;
        Yea, Lord, Thy precious blood was spilt
        For me, 0 most unworthy,
        To take away my guilt.

        2. Oh, what a marvelous offering!
        Behold, the Master spares
        His servants, and their suffering
        And grief for them He bears.
        God stoopeth from His throne on high;
        For me, His guilty creature,
        He deigns as man to die.

        3. My manifold transgression
        Henceforth can harm me none
        Since Jesus' bloody Passion
        For me God's grace hath won.
        His precious blood my debts hath paid;
        Of hell and all its torments
        I am no more afraid.

        4. Therefore I will forever
        Give glory unto Thee,
        Jesus, loving Savior,
        For what Thou didst for me.
        I'll spend my breath in songs of thanks
        For Thy sad cry, Thy sufferings,
        Thy wrongs, Thy guiltless death.

Notes: Hymn #152 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Heb. 10:14 Author: Justus Gesenius, 1646, cento Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863; st. 1 Translated by: composite, st.2-4 Titled: "Wenn meine Suend' mich kraenken" Composer: Michael Praetorius, 1609 Tune: "Wenn meine Suend'"
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