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766. Our Father, Who from Heaven Above

1 Our Father, who from heav'n above
Bids all of us to live in love
As members of one family
And pray to You in unity,
Teach us no thoughtless words to say
But from our inmost hearts to pray.

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6 Forgive our sins, Lord, we implore,
that they may trouble us no more;
We, too, will gladly those forgive
Who hurt us by the way they live.
Help us in our community
to serve each other willingly.

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8 From evil, Lord, deliver us;
The times and days are perilous.
Redeem us from eternal death,
And, when we yield our dying breath,
Console us, grant us calm release,
And take our souls to You in peace.

9 Amen, that is, so shall it be.
Make strong our faith in You, that we
May doubt not but with trust believe
That what we ask we shall receive.
Thus in Your name and at Your Word
We say, "Amen, O hear us, Lord!"

Text Information
First Line: Our Father, who from heav'n above
Title: Our Father, Who from Heaven Above
Author: Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Translator (sts 2-5, 7): F. Samuel Janzow, 1913-2001 (alt.)
Meter: 88 88 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Tr. sts. 1, 6, 8-9) alt.
Copyright: Sts. 2-5, 7 © 1980 Concordia Publishing House
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Meter: 88 88 88
Key: g minor
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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