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Jesu, mein Erbarmer, höre

Gerhard Tersteegen

trans. by Catherine Winkworth, 1869

"Lost in darkness, girt with dangers,

Round me strangers,

Through an alien land I roam;

Outward trials, bitter losses,

Inward crosses,

Lord, Thou know'st have sought me home.

Sin of courage hath bereft me,

And hath left me

Scarce a spark of faith or hope;

Bitter tears my heart oft sheddeth,

As it dreadeth

I am past Thy mercy's scope.

Peace I cannot find; O take me,

Lord, and make me

From this yoke of evil free;

Calm this longing never sleeping,

Still my weeping,

Give me hope once more in Thee."

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