258. Lord of Our Life and God of Our Salvation

1 Lord of our life and God of our salvation,
Star of our night and Hope of every nation,
Hear and receive Thy Church's supplication,
Lord God Almighty.

2 See round Thine ark the hungry billows curling;
See how thy foes their banners are unfurling.
Lord, while their darts envenomed they are hurling,
Thou canst preserve us.

3 Lord, Thou canst help when earthly armor faileth;
Lord, Thou canst save when deadly sin assaileth;
Lord, o'er Thy Church nor death nor hell prevaileth;
Grant us Thy peace, Lord:

4 Peace in our hearts, our evil thoughts assuaging;
Peace in Thy Church where brothers are engaging;
Peace when the world its busy war is waging.
Calm Thy foes' raging.

5 Grant us Thy help till backward they are driven;
Grant them Thy truth that they may be forgiven;
Grant peace on earth or, after we have striven,
Peace in Thy heaven.


Text Information
First Line: Lord of our life, and God of our salvation
Title: Lord of Our Life and God of Our Salvation
German Title: Christe, du Beistand
Translator: Philip Pusey (1840, alt.)
Author: Matthäus A. von Löwenstern (1644)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Reformation
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger (1640)
Key: g minor

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