Scripture Verse

Thy will be done. Luke 11:2


Ludämilia Elisabeth (1640–1672)

Words: Lu­dä­mil­ia Eli­sa­beth, 1687 (Je­sus, Je­sus, nicht als Je­sus). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Au­gust Crull, 1880, alt.

Music: Je­sus, Je­sus, nicht als Je­sus Voll­kom­me­nes Cho­ral­buch (Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny: 1715) (🔊 pdf nwc).

August Crull (1845–1923)


Jesus, Je­sus, only Je­sus,
Can my heart­felt long­ing still.
Lo, I pledge my­self to Je­sus
What He wills alone to will.
For my heart, which He hath filled,
Ever cries, Lord, as Thou wilt.

One there is for whom I’m liv­ing,
Whom I love most ten­der­ly;
Unto Je­sus I am giv­ing
What in love He gave to me.
Jesus’ blood hides all my guilt;
Lord, oh, lead me as Thou wilt.

What to me may seem a trea­sure
But dis­pleas­ing is to Thee,
Oh, re­move such harm­ful plea­sure;
Give in­stead what pro­fits me.
Let my heart by Thee be stilled;
Make me Thine, Lord, as Thou wilt.

Let me ear­nest­ly en­dea­vor
Thy good plea­sure to ful­fill;
In me, through me, with me, ev­er,
Lord, ac­comp­lish Thou Thy will.
In Thy ho­ly im­age built,
Let me die, Lord, as Thou wilt.

Jesus, con­stant be my prais­es,
For Thou un­to me didst bring
Thine own self and all Thy grac­es
That I joy­ful­ly may sing;
Be it un­to me, my shield,
As Thou wilt, Lord, as Thou wilt.