Father of lights, thy needful aid

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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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First Line: Father of lights, thy needful aid
Source: Wesley's Collection

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ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #505

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #505

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #561

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #417

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #417

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