Though In Midst Of Life We Be


Though in midst of life we be,
Snares of death surround us:
Where shall we for succor flee,
Lest our foes confound us?
To Thee alone, our Savior!
We mourn our grievous sin, which hath
Stirred the fire of Thy fierce wrath:
Holy and gracious God!
Holy and mighty God!
Holy and all-merciful Savior!
Thou eternal God!
Save us, Lord, from sinking
In the deep and bitter flood:
Have mercy, O Lord!

While in midst of death we be,
Hell’s grim powers o’ertake us:
Who from such distress will free,
Who secure will make us?
Thou only, Lord, canst do it!
It moves Thy tender heart to see
Our great sin and misery:
Holy and gracious God!
Holy and mighty God!
Holy and all-merciful Savior!
Thou eternal God!
Let not hell dismay us
With its deep and burning flood:
Have mercy, O Lord!

Into hell’s fierce agony
Sin doth headlong drive us:
Where shall we for succor flee,
Who, O who will hide us?
Thou only, blessed Savior;
Thy precious blood was shed to win
Peace and pardon for our sin:
Holy and gracious God!
Holy and mighty God!
Holy and all-merciful Savior!
Let us not we pray,
From the true faith’s comfort
Fall in our last need away.
Have mercy, O Lord!