• “The greatest satisfaction I can have is the knowledge that He is what He is; and that, being what He is, He never will be otherwise. If I am saved at last, it will be the free gift of God; since I have no worth and no merit of my own.” – Madame Guyon

Song of Annelein of Freiburg, who was drowned and then burned in 1529

The 36th Song

Song of Annelein of Freiburg, who was drowned and then burned in 1529

 

To the tune of ‘In you I have hoped, Lord’

  1. Everlasting Father in heaven,
    I call on you so ardently,
    Do not let me turn from you.
    Keep me in your truth
    Until my final end.
  2. O God, guard my heart and mouth,
    Lord watch over me at all times,
    Let nothing separate me from you
    Be it affliction, anxiety, or need,
    Keep me pure in joy.
  3. My everlasting Lord and Father,
    Show and teach me,
    Poor unworthy child that I am,
    That I heed your path and way.
    In this lies my desire.
  4. To walk through your power into death,
    Through sorrow, torture, fear and want.
    Sustain me in this,
    O God, so that I nevermore
    Be separated from your love.
  5. Many travel along this road,
    The cup of suffering lies there,
    And also many untrue teachings
    Which try to turn us away
    From Christ our Lord
  6. To you I raise up my soul, Lord,
    I depend on you in misfortune.
    Do not let me come to harm,
    That my enemy not stand over me
    On this earth
  7. They have imprisoned me.
    I wait, O God, with all my heart,
    With very great longing,
    When finally you will awake
    And set your prisoners free.
  8. O God, Father, make us like
    The five virgins of your kingdom,
    Who were prudently careful
    To wait for the bridegroom,
    With his chosen flock.
  9. Eternal king of heaven,
    Feed us and quench our thirst
    In a spiritual way
    With your food of truth
    Which never perishes
  10. If you withhold your food from us
    Everything is lost and useless
    Without you we bring forth nothing.
    Through grace we trust in you,
    It will not fail us.
  11. I do not doubt God’s power.
    His judgments all are true.
    He will not abandon anyone
    Who stands firm in the faith,
    And stays on the true paths.
  12. Be comforted you Christians and rejoice,
    Through Jesus Christ forevermore,
    Who gives us love and faith.
    God comforts us though his holy word,
    On that we should rely.
  13. I entrust myself to God and his church.
    May he be my protector today,
    For the sake of his name.
    May this come to pass, Father mine,
    Through Jesus Christ, Amen.

 

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  • “I entreat you, give no place to despondency. This is a dangerous temptation–a refined, not a gross temptation of the adversary. Melancholy contracts and withers the heart, and renders it unfit to receive the impressions of grace. It magnifies and gives a false colouring to objects, and thus renders your burdens too heavy to bear. God’s designs regarding you, and His methods of bringing about these designs, are infinitely wise.” – Madame Guyon

Verse of the Day

But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. — Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

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