"Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus"
                      by Sigismund von Birken, 1626-1681
                   Translated by J. Adam Rimbach, 1871-1941
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.293

        1. Let us ever walk with Jesus,
        Follow His example pure,
        Flee the world, which would deceive us
        And to sin our souls allure.
        Ever in His footsteps treading,
        Body here, yet soul above,
        Full of faith and hope and love,
        Let us do the Father's bidding.
        Faithful Lord, abide with me;
        Savior, lead, I follow Thee.

        2. Let us suffer here with Jesus,
        To His image, e'er conform;
        Heaven's glory soon will please us,
        Sunshine follow on the storm.
        Though we sow in tears of sorrow,
        We shall reap with heavenly joy;
        And the fears that now annoy
        Shall be laughter on the morrow.
        Christ, I suffer here with Thee;
        There, oh, share Thy joy with me!

        3. Let us also die with Jesus.
        His death from the second death,
        From our soul's destruction, frees us,
        Quickens us with life's glad breath.
        Let us mortify, while living,
        Flesh and blood and die to sin;
        And the grave that shuts us in
        Shall but prove the gate to heaven.
        Jesus, here I die to Thee
        There to live eternally.

        4. Let us gladly live with Jesus;
        Since He's risen from the dead,
        Death and grave must soon release us.
        Jesus, Thou art now our Head,
        We are truly Thine own members;
        Where Thou livest, there live we.
        Take and own us constantly,
        Faithful Friend, as Thy dear brethren.
        Jesus, here I live to Thee,
        Also there eternally.

Notes: Hymn #409 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 11:16 Author: Sigismund von Birken, 1653 Translated by: J. Adam Rimbach, 1900 Titled: "Lasset uns mit Jesu ziehen" Composer: Georg G. Boltze, 1788 Tune: "Lasset uns mit Jesu ziehen"
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