Scripture Verse

Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Psalm 73:24


Matthias Loy (1828–1915)

Words: Mat­thi­as Loy, in the Ev­an­ge­li­cal Lu­ther­an Hym­nal (Co­lum­bus, Ohio: Ev­an­ge­li­cal Lu­ther­an Sy­nod of Ohio, 1880).

Music: Stutt­gart Psal­mo­dia Sac­ra, by Chris­tian F. Witt (Go­tha, Ger­ma­ny: 1715). Adapt­ed by Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett (1805–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Henry J. Gauntlett (1805–1876)
National Portrait Gallery



Jesus, Thou art mine for­ev­er,
Dearer far than earth to me;
Neither life nor death shall sever
Those sweet ties which bind to Thee.

All were drear to me and lonely
If Thy presence gladdened not;
While I sing to Thee, Thee only,
Mine’s an ever blissful lot.

Thou alone art all my Treasure,
Who hast died that I may live;
Thou conferrest noblest pleasure,
Who dost all my sins forgive.

Brightest gems and fairest flowers
Lose their beauty in Thy frown;
Joy and peace, like balmy showers,
In Thy smile come gently down.

Jesus, Thou art mine for­ev­er;
Never suffer me to stray.
Let me in my weakness ne­ver
Cast my priceless pearl away.

Lamb of God, I do implore Thee,
Guard, support me, lest I fall.
Let me ev­er­more adore Thee;
Be my ev­er­last­ing All.