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2153. Himmel, Erde, Luft Und Meer

1 O Lord Jesus, hand in hand
we, your host, united stand;
called from heaven and earth and sea,
in your service, Lord, are we.

2 Lightnings round about us dart,
grant us an untroubled heart;
onward with your banners still,
lead according to your will.

3 Wars rage round you everywhere:
let us in your victory share
which, amid hell's night and pain,
on the cross you died to gain.

4 Burst on us, eternal ray,
mid the chaos of our day;
mark our place while battles roll,
show our course and Zion's goal.

5 Make your warriors, Lord most high,
clean in heart and clear in eye,
cheerful, thankful, day by day;
turn our words to deeds, we pray.

6 Lord, we journey hand in hand,
pilgrims to our fatherland:
guide us with your countenance bright
till we fully stand in light.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord Jesus, hand in hand
Title: Himmel, Erde, Luft Und Meer
Author: Otto Riethmuller (1889-1938)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Georg Christoph Strattner, 1691

Audio recording: Organ, D Major, 6
(Recorded by Clyde McLennan. D Major, 6 verses)
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