O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht

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Lyricist: Martin Behm

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German.png German text

1  O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht,
mein Hort, mein Trost, mein Zuversicht,
auf Erden bin ich nur ein Gast,
und drückt mich sehr der Sünden Last.

2  Auf deinen Abschied Herr ich trau
Darauf mein letzte Heimfahrt bau.
Tu mir die Himmelstür weit auf
Wenn ich beschließ mein Lebenslauf.

English.png English translation

1  Lord Jesus Christ, my Life, my Light,
My Strength by day, my Trust by night,
On earth I'm but a passing guest
And sorely with my sins oppressed.

2  Since Thou hast died, the Pure, the Just.
I take my homeward way in trust.
The gates of heaven, Lord, open wide
When here I may no more abide.

Translation by Catherine Winkworth

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