9663. So, Lord, Thou Goest Forth To Die

1 So, Lord, Thou goest forth to die,
For me the cross enduring;
For me a sinner willingly
A blest release procuring.
Go forth, my Lord—all praise be Thine;
Thee may I follow weeping:
Now floods of grief, my Lord, be mine,
Watch o’er Thy sorrows keeping.

2 What for this wondrous love can I
Prepare for an oblation?
My all within is poverty
And deep humiliation.
May I through all my mortal day,
To Thee due tribute raising,
Serve only Thee—in endless day
Still serving Thee and praising.

Text Information
First Line: So, Lord, Thou goest forth to die
Title: So, Lord, Thou Goest Forth To Die
German Title: So gehst du dann, mein Jesu, hin
Author: Caspar F. Nachtenhöfer (1651)
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Source: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deighton, 1851)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Kornelius Heinrich Dretzel (1731)
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: d minor
Copyright: Public Domain

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