A Thousand, A Thousand Thanksgivings

A Thousand, A Thousand Thanksgivings

 

by Ernst C. Homburg

translated by E. Frances Bevan

 

Thou Life of my life, blessed Jesus,

Thou death of the death that was mine,

For me was Thy cross and Thine anguish,

Thy love and Thy sorrow divine

Thou suffered the cross and the torment,

That I might forever go free—

A thousand, a thousand thanksgivings,

I bring, blessed Savior to Thee!

 

For me Thou hast borne the reproaches,

The mockery, hate and disdain;

The blows and the spittings of sinners,

The scourging, the shame and the pain;

To same me from bondage and judgment,

Thou gladly hast suffered for me—

A thousand, a thousand thanksgivings,

I bring, blessed Savior to Thee!

 

O Lord, from my heart I do thank Thee

For all Thou has borne in my room,

Thine agony, dying unsolaced,

Alone in the darkness of doom,

That I in the glory of heaven,

Forever and ever might be—

A thousand, a thousand thanksgivings,

I bring, blessed Savior to Thee!

 

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