265. Then Honor Save, O Christ, Our Lord

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.

Amen.

Text Information
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)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Psalm 118:25
Topic: The Church Year: Reformation
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ERHALT UNS, HERR
Meter: L.M.
Key: e minor or modal
Source: "Geistliche Lieder," Wittenberg, 1543



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