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Auf meinen treuen Gott


trans. by Catherine Winkworth, 1869

In God my faithful God

I trust when dark my road;

Though many woes o'ertake me,

Yet He will not forsake me;

His love it is doth send them,

And when 'tis best will end them.

My sins assail me sore,

But I despair no more;

I trust in Christ who loves me,

From this Rock nothing moves me,

Since I can all surrender

To Him, my soul's Defender.

If death my portion be,

Then death is gain to me,

And Christ my life for ever,

From whom no death can sever;

Come when it may, He'll shield me,

To Him I wholly yield me.


Ah Jesus Christ, my Lord!

So meek in deed and word,

Didst Thou not die to save us,

Because Thou fain wouldst have us,

After this life of sadness,

Heirs of Thy heavenly gladness?

"So be it" then I say

Heartily day by day!

Guide us while here we wander,

Till safely landed yonder,

We too, dear Lord, adore Thee,

And sing with joy before Thee!

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