Text:To Avert from Us God's Wrath
Author:Martin Luther
Translator (st. 1, 3, 4):Christian Ignatius Latrobe
Translator (st. 2):Dirk French
Composer:Richard Redhead

416. To Avert from Us God's Wrath

1 To avert from men God’s wrath,
Jesus suffered in our stead;
by an ignominious death
he a full atonement made;
and by his most precious blood
brought us, sinners, nigh to God.

2 Christ bids each afflicted soul
"Come that I may soothe your grief.
No one who is strong and whole
needs a doctor for relief;
therefore have no fear, draw nigh,
that your want I may supply."

3 But examine first your case,
whether you be in the faith;
do you long for pard’ning grace?
Is your only hope his death?
Then, how e’er your soul’s oppressed,
Come, you are a worthy guest.

4 They who Jesus’ mercy knows
are from wrath and envy freed;
love unto our neighbor shows
that we are his flock indeed;
thus we may in all our ways
show forth our Redeemer’s praise.

Text Information
First Line: To avert from us God's wrath
Title: To Avert from Us God's Wrath
Author: Martin Luther (1524)
Translator (st. 1, 3, 4): Christian Ignatius Latrobe (1789, alt.)
Translator (st. 2): Dirk French (1993)
Meter: Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Holy Communion; Christ--Atonement; Christ--Invitation of (5 more...)
Source: Inspired by the Communion Hymn of John Hus, Hymn 419
Tune Information
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Meter: Trochaic
Key: E♭ Major

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