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I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art

Attributed to John Calvin (1509–1564)
(from the Strasbourg Psalter, 1545)

I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art

"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7).

1.   I greet Thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
      My only Trust and Savior of my heart,
      Who pains didst undergo for my poor sake;
      I pray Thee from our hearts all cares to take.

2.   Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
      Reigning omnipotent in every place:
      So come, O King, and our whole being sway;
      Shine on us with the light of Thy pure day.

3.   Thou art the life, by which alone we live,
      And all our substance and our strength receive;
      O comfort us in death's approaching hour,
      Strong-hearted then to face it by Thy pow'r.

4.   Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
      No harshness hast Thou and no bitterness:
      Make us to taste the sweet grace found in Thee,
      And ever stay in Thy sweet unity.

5.   Our hope is in no other save in Thee;
      Our faith is built upon Thy promise free;
      O grant to us such stronger hope and sure,
      That we can boldly conquer and endure.

"I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art"
Words attributed to John Calvin.
Translated by Elizabeth Smith, 1868, alt. 1961
From the Strasbourg Psalter (1545)
Hymn Tune: TOULON (
Music by Claude Goudimel (Genevan Psalter, 1551)

©Public Domain

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