When My Lips Can Frame No Sound   1 comment

John Amos Comenius

Above:  John Amos Comenius (Jan Amos Komensky)

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Hymn Sources = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923) and Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969)

Original Words (1661) by Bishop John Amos Comenius (1592-1670)

English Translation (1903) by John Norman Libbey, Jr. (1866-1943)

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1.  When my lips can frame no sound,

Saviour, be my faith’s sure ground;

When my ears no longer hear,

May my spirit know Thee near;

When my eyes no longer see,

May my soul still rest in Thee!

2.  Lord, I trust my soul to Thee,

Let Thy grace abide with me;

By the suffering Thou hast known,

Purge my sin before the throne.

Let my conscience deep within

Feel that I am cleansed from sin.

3.  Faithful God, I pray again,

Give me patience in my pain,

For Christ’s sake grant soft release,

Let Thy servant pass in peace;

Then with all Thy saints above

Let me praise Thy boundless love.

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  1. Pingback: Feast of John Amos Comenius (November 15) | SUNDRY THOUGHTS

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