Scripture Verse

To whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are. Romans 6:16


Matthias Loy (1828–1915)

Words: Verse 1, Ni­ko­laus Sel­neck­er, 1572 (Lass mich dein sein und bleib­en). Vers­es 2–3, au­thor un­known, 1688. Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Mat­thi­as Loy in the Col­lect­ion of Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Wor­ship, Ev­an­ge­li­cal Lu­ther­an Joint Sy­nod of Ohio and Ad­ja­cent States (Co­lum­bus, Ohio: J. W. Os­good, 1863).

Music: Ich dank’ dir Mu­si­ka Deutsch (Nur­em­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1532) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Nikolaus Selnecker (1532–1592)


Let me be Thine for­ev­er, Thou faith­ful God and Lord;
Let me forsake Thee ne­ver, nor wan­der from Thy Word.
Lord, do not let me waver, but give me stead­fast­ness,
And for such grace for­ev­er Thy ho­ly name I’ll bless.

Lord Je­sus, my sal­va­tion, my light, my life di­vine,
My only consolation, oh, make me whol­ly Thine!
For Thou hast dearly bought me with blood and bit­ter pain.
Let me, since Thou hast sought me, eter­nal life ob­tain.

And Thou, O Ho­ly Spir­it, my com­fort­er and guide,
Grant that in Je­sus’ mer­it I al­ways may con­fide,
Him to the end con­fess­ing whom I have known by faith.
Give me Thy con­stant bless­ing and grant a Chris­tian death.