182. Lord Jesu Christ, the Prince of Peace

Lord Jesu Christ, the Prince of Peace,
True God and Man art Thou!
Mighty to help in life and death,
O hear and help us now!
'T is through Thy name alone we claim
The mercy of Thy Father!

The times are sore and perilous
With heavy woes and wars,
Whence no man can deliver us
But Thou! Oh pleade our cause,
That God may lay His wrath away,
Nor deal with us in anger!

We have deserved, and patiently
Would bear, whate'er Thou wilt,
But grace is mightier far with Thee
Than all our sin and guilt;
Forgive us then, dear Lord, again,
Thy love is ever faithful.

(Danger and grief around us stand,
When plagues are in the air;
But far more wretched is the land
When cruel war is there;
Men scorn the good, in reckless mode
All holy things despising.

There law and judgment yield to force,
None asketh what is right;
Thy Word is hinder'd in its course,
And quench'd its blessed light;
Then drive afar this harmful war,
Help, save us from its terrors.)

And let Thy grace, O Lord, control
Our minds and hearts, that none
Should make a sport, that kills the soul,
Of evils war hath done.
'T is Thou alone who from Thy throne
Canst rule us thus, and save us!

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First Line: Lord Jesu Christ, the Prince of Peace
Title: Lord Jesu Christ, the Prince of Peace
German Title: Du Friedef├╝rst, Herr Jesu Christ
Author: Ebert, d. 1614
Publication Date: 1863
Language: English
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