288. 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 Thy holy Law to learn,
To mourn our sin, and from it turn
In faith to Thee and to Thy Son
And Holy Spirit, Three in One.

3 Hear us, dear Father, when we pray
For needed help from day to day
That as Thy children we may live,
Whom Thou in Baptism didst receive.

4 Lord, when we fall and sin doth stain,
Absolve and lift us up again;
And thro' 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
German Title: Herr Gott, erhalt uns für und für
Translator: Matthias Loy (1880, alt.)
Author: Ludwig Helmbold (1594)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Word: Law and Gospel
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: B♭ Major

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