Originally in French (Je te salue, mon certain rédempteur). John Calvin, 1545.
1 I greet my sure Redeemer and my King.
You are my trust; accept the love I bring.
What pain you suffered, Jesus, for my sake;
I pray you from our hearts all cares to take.
2 You are the King of mercy and of grace,
reigning omnipotent in every place;
so come, O King, and our whole being sway;
shine on us with the light of your pure day.
3 You are the life by which alone we live
and all our substance and our strength receive.
Sustain us by your faith and by your power,
and give us strength in every trying hour.
4 You have the true and perfect gentleness.
You have no harshness and no bitterness.
Lord, grant to us the grace in you we see
that we may live in perfect unity.
5 Our hope is founded on your holy Word.
Our faith is built on every promise, Lord.
Grant us your peace; make us so strong and sure
that we may conquerors be, all ills endure.