292. Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide

1 Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide,
For round us falls the eventide;
Nor let Thy Word, that heav'nly light,
For us be ever veiled in night.

2 In these last days of sore distress
Grant us, dear Lord, true steadfastness
That pure we keep, till life is spent,
Thy holy Word and Sacrament.

3 Lord Jesus, help, Thy Church uphold,
For we are sluggish, thoughtless, cold.
Oh, prosper well Thy Word of grace
And spread its truth in ev'ry place!

4 Oh, keep us in Thy Word, we pray;
The guile and rage of Satan stay!
Oh, may Thy mercy never cease!
Give concord, patience, courage, peace.

5 O God, how sin's dread works abound!
Throughout the earth no rest is found,
And falsehood's spirit wide has spread,
And error boldly rears its head.

6 The haughty spirits, Lord, restrain
Who o'er Thy Church with might would reign
And always set forth something new,
Devised to change Thy doctrine true.

7 And since the cause and glory, Lord,
Are Thine, not ours, to us afford
Thy help and strength and constancy.
With all our heart we trust in Thee.

8 A trusty weapon is Thy Word,
Thy Church's buckler, shield, and sword.
Oh, let us in its power confide
That we may seek no other guide!

9 Oh, grant that in Thy holy Word
We here may live and die, dear Lord;
And when our journey endeth here,
Receive us into glory there.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide
Title: Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide
German Title: Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ
Author: Nikolaus Selnecker (1611)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Word: Law and Gospel
Source: Tr. Composite
Notes: Other authors also
Tune Information
Name: ACH BLEIB BEI UNS
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major
Source: "Geistliche Lieder," Leipzig, 1589



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