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Words by Attr. John Calvin (1509-1564), 1545, translated by Elizabeth L. SmithTune: TOULON by Genevan Psalter published by Louis Bourgeois (1510-1561), 1551Key signature: F major (1 flat)Meter: 10.10.10.10.Public Domain1. I greet Thee, who my sure Redeemer art, My only Trust and Savior of my heart, Who pain didst undergo for my poor sake; I pray Thee from our hearts all cares to take.2. Thou art the King of mercy and of grace, Reigning omnipotent in every place: So come, O King, and our whole being sway; Shine on us with the light of Thy pure day.3. Thou art the life, by which alone we live And all our substance and our strength receive; Sustain us by Thy faith and by Thy pow’r, And give us strength in every trying hour.4. Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness, Thou hast no harshness and no bitterness: Make us to taste the sweet grace found in Thee, And ever stay in Thy sweet unity.5. Our hope is in no other save in Thee; Our faith is built upon Thy promise free; Lord, give us peace, and make us calm and sure, That in Thy strength we evermore endure.
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