185. O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace

1 O Holy Spirit, grant us grace
That we our Lord and Savior
In faith and fervent love embrace
And truly serve him ever,
So that when death is near at hand
We at his cross may firmly stand
And there find our salvation.

2 Help us that we your saving Word
In faithful hearts may treasure;
Let e'er that bread of life afford
New grace in richest measure.
Make us to die to ev'ry sin;
Each day create us new within
That fruits of faith may flourish.

3 Then when our earthly race is run,
Death's bitter hour impending,
May your good work in us begun
Continue till life's ending,
Until we gladly may commend
Our souls into our Savior's hand
To rest in peace eternal.

Text Information
First Line: O Holy Spirit, grant us grace
Title: O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace
Original Language: German
Author: Bartholomäus Ringwaldt, 1532-99
Translator: Oluf H. Smeby, 1851-1929 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 887
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Pentecost
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 887
Key: G Major
Source: Klug, Geistlicher Lieder auffs new gebessert, Wittenberg, 1535
Notes: Alternate settings: 207, 208

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