"In God, My Faithful God"
by Sigismund Weingaertner, 17th Century
Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878

1. In God, my faithful God,
I trust when dark my road;
Though many woes o'ertake me,
Yet He will not forsake me.
His love it is doth send them
And, when 'tis best, will end them.

2. My sins assail me sore,
But I despair no more.
I build on Christ, who loves me;
From this Rock nothing moves me.
To Him I all surrender,
To Him, my soul's Defender.

3. If death my portion be,
Then death is gain to me
And Christ my Life forever,
From whom death cannot sever.
Come when it may, He'll shield me,
To Him I wholly yield me.

4. 0 Jesus Christ, my Lord,
So meek in deed and word,
Thou once didst die to save us
Because Thy love would have us
Be heirs of heavenly gladness
When ends this life of sadness.

5. "So be it," then, I say
With all my heart each day.
We, too, dear Lord, adore Thee.
We sing for joy before Thee.
Guide us while here we wander
Until we praise Thee yonder.

Hymn #526
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Ps. 7:1
Author: Sigismund Seingaertner, 1607, asc.
Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt.
Titled: "Auf meinen Heben Gott"
Tune: "Auf meinen Heben Gott"
1st Published in: Deutxche Lieder
Town: Nuernberg, 1574