1 Eternal Son of God, O Thou,
Before whom earth and heaven bow,
Regard Thy people as they raise
To Thee their songs of pray'r and praise.
2 This house they dedicate to Thee,
That here they may Thy glory see;
Thy body and Thy blood they here
Receive, their fainting souls to cheer.
3 Here in baptismal water pure
They find for sins a gracious cure;
Their children here to Thee they bring,
O Thou,our death-subduing King.
4 Here sin's diseases healing find,
The weak grow strong, light cheers the blind;
The troubled heart with peace is blest,
And weariness finds heav'nly rest.
5 When tempests shake the world around,
The rock-built Church secure is found;
The gates of hell may here assail
Whom Christ defends, but not prevail.
6 Praise to the Father, and the Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One;
Blest Trinity, whom we adore,
Teach us to praise Thee evermore.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #68