How Frightened I

Original lyrics by Georg Blaurock
Translated by Ted Morrow
Year Unknown

How frightened I to find myself so yoked,
A load about my neck that nearly chocked.
If Thou hadst timely not come nigh
To bring Thy word of grace,
Then to that lasting place
Of pain I would have sunk, to die.

Then praise and thanks I offer now to Thee,
Thy name I'll hold on high eternally,
That Thou hast shown Thyself and smiled
A father's smile, and hast not spurned,
But with Thy father-love hast yearned
To make of me Thy own adopted child.