I Lie, O Lord, within Your Care   1 comment

The Constellation Orion

Image Source = Mouser

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book (2006), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Original words by Jochen Klepper (1903-1942); English translation (in 2000) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

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1.  I lie, O Lord, within Your care,

Awake or when I’m sleeping.

Whoever trusts in Your strong arms

Is safe within Your keeping.

2.  Lord, You alone keep constant watch;

My restless heart You quiet.

When darkness fills the night with fear,

I will by faith defy it.

3.  When shadows fall, I will not dwell

On troubles that distress me,

Nor let some painful memory

Embitter and oppress me.

4.  It is enough that You are near;

I need not now discover

What hidden plans You have for me,

My future’s path uncover.

5.  Tomorrow’s road I cannot trace

Nor know what ills will meet me.

You only ask that I be still

And trust You there will greet me.

6.  Each dawning day to which I wake

Will show Your hand still guiding

And ev’ry good my life requires

Your grace again providing.

7.  Though troubles still may cloud the sky,

I’ll see beyond them shining

A light to show some hidden way–

A way of Your designing.

8.  Since You have gently touched my eyes,

I’ll sleep through tears of sorrow.

Though long the night, my God, my friend,

Will be my guide tomorrow.

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  1. Pingback: Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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