Where Wilt Thou Go

Representative Text

1 Where wilt Thou go since night draws near,
O Jesus Christ, Thou Pilgrim dear?
Lord, make me happy, be my Guest,
And in my heart, O deign to rest.

2 Grant my request, O dearest Friend,
For truly I the best intend;
Thou knowest that Thou ever art
A welcome Guest unto my heart.

3 The day is now far spent and gone,
The shades of night come quickly on;
Abide with me, Thou heav'nly Light,
And do not leave me in this night.

4 Enlighten me that from the way
That leads to heav'n I may not stray,
That I may never be misled,
Though night of sin is round me spread.

5 And when I on my death-bed lie,
Help me that I in peace may die.
Abide! I will not let Thee go.
Thou wilt not leave me, Lord, I know.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #578

Author: E. C. Hamburg

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Translator: August Crull

August Crull was born January 27, 1845 in Rostock, Germany, where his father, Hofrat Crull, was a lawyer. He was educated at the Gymnasium in Rostock, and at Concordia College in St. Louis and Fort Wayne where he graduated in 1862. His father died soon after he began studying at the Gymnasium. His mother then married Albert Friedrich Hoppe, who later became the editor of the St. Louis edition of Luther's Works. In 1865, Crull graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He became assistant pastor at Trinity Church in Milwaukee and also served as Director of the Lutheran High School. Later he was pastor of the Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 1873 to 1915, he was professor of the German language and literature at Concordia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where wilt Thou go, since night draws near
Title: Where Wilt Thou Go
German Title: Wo willst du hin, weil's Abend ist
Translator: August Crull
Author: E. C. Hamburg
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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American Lutheran Hymnal #451

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d519

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #97

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #227

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #93

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #93

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a93

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #578

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d374

Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d171

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Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #61

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The Lutheran Hymnal #197

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d803

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The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) (2nd ed) #177a

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d407

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