514. Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain

1 Lord, help us ever to retain
The Catechism's doctrine plain
As Luther taught the Word of truth
In simple style to tender youth.

2 Help us your holy law to learn,
To mourn our sin and from it turn
In faith to you and to your Son
And Holy Spirit, Three in One.

3 Hear us, dear Father, when we pray
For needed help from day to day
That as your children we may live,
Whom you in baptism did receive.

4 Lord, when we fall or go astray,
Absolve and lift us up, we pray;
And through the sacrament increase
Our faith till we depart in peace.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, help us ever to retain
Title: Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain
Original Language: German
Author: Ludwig Helmbold, 1532-98
Translator: Matthias Loy, 1828-1915 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Social Concern; Christian Education
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: G Major
Source: As hymnodus sacer, Leipzig, 1625, alt.
Notes: Alternate settings: 223, 547

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