689. Renew Me, O Eternal Light

1 Renew me, O eternal Light,
and let my heart and soul be bright,
illumined with the light of grace
that issues from your holy face.

2 Destroy in me the lust of sin,
from all impureness make me clean.
O grant me pow'r and strength, my God,
to strive against my flesh and blood.

3 Create in me a new heart, Lord,
that gladly I obey your Word.
O let your will be my desire
and with new life my soul inspire.

4 Grant I only you may love
and seek those things which are above
till I behold you face to face,
O Light eternal, through your grace.

Text Information
First Line: Renew me, O eternal Light
Title: Renew Me, O Eternal Light
Author: Johann F. Ruopp, 1672-1708 (abr.)
Translator: August Crull, 1845-1923 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Baptismal Life
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Incipit: 11167 12766 71217
Key: G Major or modal
Source: German, 15th cent.; Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain

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