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Hymn score of: Ask ye what great thing I know (Johann Christoph Schwedler/Benjamin Hall Kennedy/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Ask ye what great thing I know
(Johann Christoph Schwedler/Benjamin Hall Kennedy/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Ask ye what great thing I know.

"Jesus Christ and him crucified." (1 Corinthians 2,2)

1. Ask ye what great thing I know
that delights and stirs me so?
  What the high reward I win?
  Whose the name I glory in?
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

2. What is faith's foundation strong?
What awakes my lips to song?
  He who bore my sinful load
  purchased for me peace with God,
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

3. Who is he that makes me wise
to discern where duty lies?
  Who is he that makes me true
  duty, when discerned, to do?
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

4. Who defeats my fiercest foes?
Who consoles my saddest woes?
  Who revives my fainting heart,
  healing all its hidden smart?
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

5. Who is life in life to me?
Who the death of death will be?
  Who will place me on his right
  with the countless hosts of light?
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

6. This is that great thing I know;
this delights and stirs me so:
  faith in him, who died to save,
  him who triumphed o'er the grave, –
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.
    Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

Benjamin Hall Kennedy, in: Philip Schaff: Christ in Song, 1870, 169. (There all stanzas without repetition.)
Translated from the German Wollt ihr wissen, was mein Preis? of Johann Christoph Schwedler.

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