Scripture Verse

To whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are. Romans 6:16

Introduction

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Matthias Loy
1828–1915

Words: Verse 1, Ni­ko­laus Sel­neck­er, 1572 (Lass mich dein sein und bleib­en). Vers­es 2–3, au­thor un­known, 1688. Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Mat­thi­as Loy in the Col­lec­tion of Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Wor­ship, Ev­an­gel­i­cal Lu­ther­an Joint Sy­nod of Ohio and Ad­ja­cent States (Co­lum­bus, Ohio: J. W. Os­good, 1863).

Music: Ich Dank’ Dir Mu­si­ka Deutsch (Nur­em­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1532) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Nikolaus Selnecker
1532–1592

Lyrics

Let me be Thine forever, Thou faithful God and Lord;
Let me forsake Thee never, nor wander from Thy Word.
Lord, do not let me waver, but give me steadfastness,
And for such grace forever Thy holy name I’ll bless.

Lord Jesus, my salvation, my light, my life divine,
My only consolation, oh, make me wholly Thine!
For Thou hast dearly bought me with blood and bitter pain.
Let me, since Thou hast sought me, eternal life obtain.

And Thou, O Holy Spirit, my comforter and guide,
Grant that in Jesus’ merit I always may confide,
Him to the end confessing whom I have known by faith.
Give me Thy constant blessing and grant a Christian death.