"I Fall Asleep in Jesus' Wounds"

                       By Paul Eber, 1511-1569

                                  Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. I fall asleep in Jesus' wounds,

        There pardon for my sins abounds;

        Yea, Jesus' blood and righteousness

        My jewels are, my glorious dress.

        In these before my God I'll stand

        When I shall reach the heavenly land.

        2. With peace and joy I now depart;

        God's child I am with all my heart.

        I thank thee, Death, thou leadest me

        To that true life where I would be.

        So cleansed by Christ, I fear not death.

        Lord Jesus, strengthen Thou my faith.

Notes: Hymn #585 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 2: 29 Author: Paul Eber, 1569, asc. Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1869, alt. Titled: "In Christi Wunden schlaf' ich ein" Tune: "Vater Unser" 1st Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_ Town: Leipzig, 1539
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