Thursday, April 16, 2020

I Am Content! My Jesus Liveth Still - #196 - Crull Translation

"I Am Content! My Jesus Liveth Still"
by Johann J. Moeller
Translated by August Crull, 1845-1923

1. I am content! My Jesus liveth still,
In whom my heart is pleased.
He hath fulfilled the Law of God for me,
God's wrath He hath appeased.
Since He in death could perish never,
I also shall not die forever.
I am content!

2. I am content! My Jesus is my Head;
His member I will be.
He bowed His head when on the cross He died
With cries of agony.
Now death is brought into subjection
For me, too, by His resurrection.
I am content!

3. I am content! My Jesus is my Lord,
My Prince of Life and Peace;
His heart is yearning for my future bliss
And for my soul's release.
The home where He, my Master, liveth
He also to His servant giveth.
I am content!

4. I am content! My Jesus is my Light,
My radiant Sun of Grace.
His cheering rays beam blessings forth for all,
Sweet comfort, hope, and peace.
This Easter sun doth bring salvation
And everlasting exultation.
I am content!

5. I am content! Lord, draw me unto Thee
And wake me from the dead
That I may rise forevermore to be
With Thee, my living Head.
The fetters of my body sever,
Then shall my soul rejoice forever.
I am content!

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #196
Text: John 11:25
Author: Johann J. Moeller, 1704
Translated by: August Crull, 1923, alt.
Titled: "Ich habe g'nug"
Tune: "Es ist genug"
1st Published in: "Geistliche Arien"
Town: Muehlhausen, 1672

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