Johann Franck, ca. 1649; German text
Lord, to Thee I make confession;|
I have sinned and gone astray,
I have multiplied transgression,
Chosen for myself my way,
Led by Thee to see my errors,
Lord, I tremble at Thy terrors.
3. Yet, though conscience' voice appal me,
7. For Thy Son did suffer for me,|
Gave Himself to rescue me,
Died to heal me and restore me,
Reconciled me unto Thee.
'Tis alone His cross can vanquish
These dark fears and soothe this anguish.
8. Then on Him I cast my burden,
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