Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Lord hath Helped Me Hitherto - #33 - Crull Translation

"The Lord hath Helped Me Hitherto"
by Aemilie Juliane, 1699
Translated by August Crull, 1845-1923

1. The Lord hath helped me hitherto
By His surpassing favor;
His mercies every morn were new,
His kindness did not waver.
God hitherto hath been my Guide,
Hath pleasures hitherto supplied,
And hitherto hath helped me.

2. I praise and thank Thee, Lord, my God,
For Thine abundant blessing
Which heretofore Thou hast bestowed
And I am still possessing.
Inscribe this on my memory:
The Lord hath done great things for me
And graciously hath helped me.

3. Help me henceforth, O God of grace,
Help me on each occasion,
Help me in each and every place,
Help me through Jesus' Passion;
Help me in life and death, O God,
Help me through Jesus' dying blood;
Help me as Thou hast helped me!

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn 33 from
Text: 1 Samuel 7:12
Author: Aemilie Juliane, 1699
Translated by: August Crull, 1882
Titled: Bis hieher hat mich Gott gebracht
Composer: Nikolaus Decius, 1539, asc.
Tune: Allein Gott in der Hoeh'

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