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659. Lord of Our Life

1 Lord of our life and God of our salvation,
Star of our night and Hope of ev'ry nation:
Hear and receive Your Church's supplication,
Lord God Almighty.

2 See round Your ark the hungry billows curling;
See how Your foes their banners are unfurling.
And with great spite their fiery darts are hurling,
O Lord, preserve us.

3 Lord, be our light when worldly darkness veils us;
Lord, be our shield when earthly armor fails us;
And in the day when hell itself assails us,
Grant us Your peace, Lord:

4 Peace in our hearts, where sinful thoughts are raging,
Peace in Your Church, our troubled souls assuaging,
Peace when the world its endless war is waging,
Peace in Your heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Lord of our life and God of our salvation
Title: Lord of Our Life
Author: Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern, 1594-1648
Translator: Philip Pusey, 1799-1855
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Scripture: Psalm 79:9; Revelation 12:10; Psalm 84:11; Matthew 16:18
Topic: The Church Militant; Society
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ISTE CONFESSOR
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: d minor or modal
Source: Antiphoner, Poitiers, 1746; New English Hymnal, 1986 (Setting)



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