"Jesus I Will Never Leave"
                      by Christian Keimann, 1607-1662
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Jesus I will never leave,
        Who for me Himself hath given;
        Firmly unto Him I'll cleave
        Nor from Him be ever driven.
        Life from Him doth light receive,--
        Jesus I will never leave.

        2. Jesus I will never leave
        While on earth I am abiding;
        What I have to Him I give,
        In all cares in Him confiding.
        Naught shall me of Him bereave,--
        Jesus I will never leave.

        3. Though my sight shall pass away,
        Hearing, taste, and feeling fail me;
        Though my life's last light of day
        Shall o'ertake and sore assail me;
        When His summons I receive,
        Jesus I will never leave.

        4. Nor will I my Jesus leave
        When at last I shall come thither
        Where His saints He will receive,
        Where is bliss they live together.
        Endless joy to me He'll give,--
        Jesus I will never leave.

        5. Nor for earth's vain joys I crave
        Nor, without Him, heaven's pleasure;
        Jesus, who my soul did save,
        Evermore shall be my Treasure.
        He redemption did achieve,--
        Jesus I will never leave.

Notes: Hymn #365 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 9:57 Author: Christina Keimann, 1658, ab. Tune: "Meinen Jesum lass' ich nicht" 1st Published in: _Neuverfertigtes Gesangbuch_ Town: Darmstadt, 1699
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