A Reformation Hymn


In peace and joy I now depart At God's disposing;
For full of comfort is my heart, Soft reposing.
So the Lord hath promised me, And death is but a slumber.
 
'Tis Christ that wrought this work for me, My faithful Savior,
Whom Thou hast made mine eyes to see By Thy favor.
Now I know He is my Life, My Help in need and dying.
 
Him Thou hast unto all set forth Their great Salvation
And to His kingdom called the earth, Every nation,
By Thy dear and wholesome Word, In every place resounding.
 
He is the Hope and saving Light Of lands benighted;
By Him are they who dwelt in night Fed and lighted.
He is Israel's Praise and Bliss, Their Joy, Reward, and Glory. Amen
He is Israel's Praise and Bliss, Their Joy, Reward, and Glory. Amen

Using Luke 2:29-32 as the starting point of his text, Martin Luther wrote this hymn (Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin) in 1524 from Wittenberg. His first hymnal of vernacular songs for the church was first published in 1523. Leonard W. Bacon translated this version of the text in 1884.

Martin Luther wrote the following about music: “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” And, “Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God, to...



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