Scripture Verse

…Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God. Romans 3:25

Introduction

Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Jo­han­nes Schnee­sing, 1542 (All­ein zu dir, Herr Je­su Christ). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ar­thur T. Rus­sell, Psalms and Hymns, 1851, alt.

Music: Al­lein zu dir Nur­em­burg, Ger­ma­ny, 1541. Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach, 1750 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Schnee­sing or Rus­sell (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Johann S. Bach
1685–1750

Lyrics

In Thee alone, O Christ, my Lord,
My hope on earth re­main­eth;
I know Thou wilt Thine aid af­ford,
Naught else my soul sus­tain­eth.
No strength of man, no earth­ly stay,
Can help me in the ev­il day;
Thou, only Thou, canst aid sup­ply.
To Thee I cry;
On Thee I bid my heart re­ly.

My sins, O Lord, against me rise,
I mourn them with con­tri­tion;
Grant, thro’ Thy death and sac­ri­fice,
To me a full re­mis­sion.
Lord, show be­fore the Fa­ther’s throne
That Thou didst for my sins atone;
So shall I from my load be freed.
Thy Word I plead;
Keep me, O Lord, each hour of need.

O Lord, in mer­cy stay my heart
On faith’s most sure foun­da­tion
And to my in­most soul im­part
Thy per­fect con­so­la­tion.
Fill all my life with love to Thee,
T’ward all men grant me cha­ri­ty;
And at the last, when comes my end,
Thy suc­cor send.
From Sa­tan’s wiles my soul de­fend.