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865. 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 Your holy Law to learn,
To mourn our sin and from it turn
In faith to You and to Your Son
And Holy Spirit, Three in One.

3 Hear us, dear Father, when we pray
For needed help from day to day
That as Your children we may live,
Whom You baptized and so received.

4 Lord, when we fall or go astray,
Absolve and lift us up, we pray;
And through 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
Author: Ludwig Helmbold, 1532-98
Translator: Matthias Loy, 1828-1915
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: Psalm 119:9-12; Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Topic: Christian Home and Education; Christian Education
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L M
Key: G Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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