Christ is My Lord

Tune: Es Ist Genug, or Bach’s rendition.

Christ is my Lord!
Not Satan, world, or guilt
Can claim my heart as theirs;
The Son of God
His blood for sinners spilt,
And now His glory shares;
In Him is peace the world can’t offer;
He teaches, when He lets me suffer,
He is my Lord.
Christ is my Lord!

Christ is my Lord!
He speaks with strength divine
That makes the dead to live!
The Son of Man
Has made His Father mine
With words that still forgive.
Baptized, I have His constant promise
That moves me to confess with Thomas,
“My God and Lord!”
Christ is my Lord!

Christ is my Lord!
Though I am poor and weak,
He will His strength display;
My Shepherd, He
Knows how His sheep to seek
If ever I should stray.
I hear His voice when guilt’s upon me;
He finds me lost, but speaks to own me,
“I am your Lord!”
Christ is my Lord!

Christ is my Lord!
He is the Father’s Vine,
And I a branch in Him!
He, Jesse’s root,
Has made His merit mine
Because He took my sin.
Now in His body I am growing,
And by His blood faith’s fruit is showing
He is my Lord!
Christ is my Lord!

Christ is my Lord
And not the gloomy grave
That claims all Adam’s dust;
He who was dead
Now lives again to save
What reason thought was lost.
Soon, soon, the trumpet will declare it,
And every child of God will share it.
Christ lives, my Lord!
Christ is my Lord!

Christ is my Lord!
His will be done in me
Until that joyous dawn,
When He as Judge
From death will set me free,
And sorrow shall be gone.
Until then, Jesus Christ, I pray You,
Let me believe You and obey You.
You are my Lord!
Christ is my Lord!

About Pastor Mark Preus

Mark Preus is pastor of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and Campus Center in Laramie, WY. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne with an M.Div. in 2008 and then obtained an M.A. in Classics at the University of KS in 2010. He was ordained at Faith Lutheran Church, Wylie, TX in August of 2010. He has been married to Becky since 2005. God has graciously given them four daughters and five sons. Pr. Preus loves to read and write poetry, especially Lutheran hymns, and talk theology with anybody who has an ear to listen. He also likes coffee too much and tobacco too much, as well as microbrew beer. He can also prove with reasonable certainty that Paul Gerhardt wrote most of his hymns while smoking and drinking beer.

You can find more of Pr. Preus's writings at his blog.

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