In God's name let us on our way!

Representative Text

1 In God's name let us on our way!
O Father, grant us help, we pray;
Thy love protect us round about
From foes within and harm without.

2 O Christ, be Thou our Friend and Guide,
Thro' all our wanderings at our side;
Help us all evil to withstand
That wars against Thy least command.

3 O Holy Spirit, day by day,
With needful gifts attend our way;
Grant hope and strength when dark our road,
And bring us home again in God!

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #265

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In God's name let us on our way!
German Title: In Gottes Namen fahren wir
Author: Anonymous
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Language: English



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
American Lutheran Hymnal #265TextPage Scan
Chorale Book for England, The #180TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #332TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #332TextPage Scan
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