The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jesu, Day By Day

For Epiphany

Words: "Jesu, geh voran," Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinsendorff (1700-1760)
Translation: Catherine Winkworth

Music: Melody of "Sellen-Bräutigam."

Source: Catherine Winkworth, The Chorale Book For England. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1863, #174.
Also found in Winkworth's Christian Singers Of Germany. London: R. Clay, sons, and Taylor, n.d.

1. Jesu, day by day
    Guide us on life's way;
Nought of dangers will we reckon,
Simply haste where Thou didst beckon,
    Lead us by the hand
    To our fatherland.

2. Hard should seem our lot,
    Let us waver not,
Never murmur at our crosses
In dark days of grief and losses
    'Tis through trial we
    Here must pass to Thee.

3. When the heart must know
    Pain for others' woe,
When beneath its own 'tis sinking,
Give us patience, hope unshrinking,
    Fix our eyes, O Friend,
    On our Journey's end.

4. Thus our path shall be
    Daily traced by Thee;
Draw Thou nearer when 'tis rougher,
Help us most when most we suffer,
    And when all is o'er,
    Ope to us Thy door!

Sheet Music from Catherine Winkworth, The Chorale Book For England. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1863, #174.

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