"I Fall Asleep in Jesus' Wounds"
By Paul Eber, 1511-1569

1. I fall asleep in Jesus' wounds,
There pardon for my sins abounds;
Yea, Jesus' blood and righteousness
My jewels are, my glorious dress.
In these before my God I'll stand
When I shall reach the heavenly land.

2. With peace and joy I now depart;
God's child I am with all my heart.
I thank thee, Death, thou leadest me
To that true life where I would be.
So cleansed by Christ, I fear not death.
Lord Jesus, strengthen Thou my faith.

Hymn #585
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Luke 2: 29
Author: Paul Eber, 1569, asc.
Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1869, alt.
Titled: "In Christi Wunden schlaf' ich ein"
Tune: "Vater Unser"
1st Published in: Geistliche Lieder
Town: Leipzig, 1539