1 Father of lights, Thy needful aid
To us who ask impart;
Mistrustful of ourselves, afraid
Of our own treacherous heart.
2 Our only Help in danger's hour,
Our only Strength Thou art;
Above the world and tempter's power,
And greater than our heart.
3 Us from ourselves Thou canst secure
In nature's slippery ways;
And make our feeble footsteps sure
By Thy sufficient grace.
4 If on Thy promised grace alone
We faithfully depend,
Thou surely wilt protect Thy own,
And keep us to the end.
Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #417
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