Jesu, Day By Day
"Jesu, geh voran,"
Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinsendorff (1700-1760)
Translation: Catherine Winkworth
Music: Melody of "Sellen-Bräutigam."
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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