1 Thine honor save, O Christ, our Lord!
Hear Zion's cries and help afford;
Destroy the wiles of mighty foes
Who now Thy Word and truth oppose.
2 Their craft and pomp indeed are great,
And of their pow'r they boast and prate;
Our hope they scornfully deride
And deem us nothing in their pride.
3 Forgive, O Lord, our sins forgive;
Grant us Thy grace and let us live.
Convince Thy foes throughout the land
That godless counsels shall not stand.
4 That Thou art with us, Lord, proclaim
And put our enemies to shame;
Confound them in their haughtiness
And help Thine own in their distress.
5 Preserve Thy little flock in peace,
Nor let Thy boundless mercy cease;
To all the world let it appear
That Thy true Church indeed is here.
|First Line:||Thine honor save, O Christ, our Lord!|
|Title:||Then Honor Save, O Christ, Our Lord|
|German Title:||Rett, o Herr Jesu, rett dein' Ehr'|
|Translator:||Matthias Loy (1880, alt.)|
|Author:||Johann Heermann (1630)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Reformation|
|Name:||ERHALT UNS, HERR|
|Key:||e minor or modal|
|Source:||"Geistliche Lieder," Wittenberg, 1543|