Scripture Verse

Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace. Luke 2:29


Martin Luther (1483–1546)

Words: Mar­tin Lu­ther, 1524 (Mit Fried’ und Freud’ ich fahr’ da­hin). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Le­on­ard W. Ba­con, 1884, alt.

Music: Mit Fried’ und Freud’ Geist­lich­es Ge­sang­büch­lein (Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1524) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Leonard W. Bacon (1830–1907)


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.