"I Know My Faith is Founded"
                       by Erdmann Neumeister, 1671-1756
                                  Text From:
                              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.

Notes: 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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