Full Text for I Fall Asleep In Jesus Wounds (Text)

"I Fall Asleep in Jesus' Wounds" By Paul Eber, 1511-1569 Text From: The Lutheran Hymnal (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941) 1. I fall asleep in Jesus' wounds, There pardon for my sins abounds; Yea, Jesus' blood and righteousness My jewels are, my glorious dress. In these before my God I'll stand When I shall reach the heavenly land. 2. With peace and joy I now depart; God's child I am with all my heart. I thank thee, Death, thou leadest me To that true life where I would be. So cleansed by Christ, I fear not death. Lord Jesus, strengthen Thou my faith. _______________________________________________________ Notes: Hymn #585 from The Lutheran Hymnal Text: Luke 2: 29 Author: Paul Eber, 1569, asc. Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1869, alt. Titled: "In Christi Wunden schlaf' ich ein" Tune: "Vater Unser" 1st Published in: Geistliche Lieder Town: Leipzig, 1539 ______________________________________________________________ This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: robert.smith@ctsfw.edu Surface Mail: 6600 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 USA Phone: (260) 452-3149 Fax: (260) 452-2126