O Lord, We Praise Thee

O Lord, we praise Thee, bless Thee, and adore Thee

Author (st. 2,3): Martin Luther
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 O Lord, we praise you, bless you, and adore you,
in thanksgiving bow before you.
Here with your body and your blood you nourish
our weak souls that they may flourish.
O Lord, have mercy!
May your body, Lord, born of Mary
that our sins and sorrows did carry,
and your blood for us plead in all trial, fear and need:
O Lord, have mercy!

2 Your holy body into death was given,
life to win for us in heaven.
No greater love than this to you could bind us;
may this feast of that remind us!
O Lord, have mercy!
Lord, your kindness so much did more you
that your blood now moves us to love you.
All our debt you have paid; peace with God once more is made.
O Lord, have mercy!

3 Lord God bestow on us His grace and favor,
that we may follow Christ our Savior
and live together here in love and union,
nor repent this blessed communion.
O Lord, have mercy!
Let not your good Spirit forsake us;
by this holy banquet remake us.
Give your church, Lord, to see days of peace and unity.
O Lord, have mercy!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #499

Author (st. 2,3): Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord, we praise Thee, bless Thee, and adore Thee
Title: O Lord, We Praise Thee
German Title: Gott sei gelobet und gebenedeiet
Author (st. 2,3): Martin Luther
Meter: Peculiar meter
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1941 (tr.); German folk hymn, 14th-15th cent (st. 1)
Copyright: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House



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