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Jesus, our Captain, Hope of our salvation

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1 Jesus, our Captain, Hope of our salvation,
Help Thou Thy people in their lowly station;
Come to our rescue when our foes assail us,
Lest courage fail us.

2 Take Thou the lead, all fear in us assuaging;
Conquer Thou Satan who again is raging;
Let us, Thy members, now by storms o'ertaken,
Not be forsaken.

3 Grant that in peace both church and school may flourish,
Let peace and plenty would and body nourish.
Give to each conscience, sorely bruised and riven,
Sweet peace from heaven.

4 Crown with Thy goodness all who here adore Thee;
All who with praises daily come before Thee:
Though by grave perils they on earth be haunted,
Keep them undaunted.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #161

Author: M. A. von Loewenstern

Löwenstern, Matthäus Apelles von, was born April 20, 1594, at Neustadt, in the principality of Oppeln, Silesia, where his father was a saddler. He early distinguished himself by his musical abilities, was appointed in 1625, by Duke Heinrich Wenzel of Münsterberg, as his music director and treasurer at Bernstadt: in 1626, director of the princely school at Bernstadt; and in 1631 Rath and Secretary and also Director of finance. Thereafter he entered the service of the Emperors Ferdinand II. (d. 1637), and Ferdinand III. as Rath, and was ennobled by the latter. Fi¬nally he became Staatsrath at Oels to Duke Carl Friedrich of Münsterberg, and died at Breslau, April 11, 1648 (Koch, iii. 57-60 ; Allgemeine Deutsche Biog. xix. 318, &c). Lowen… Go to person page >

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Author: M. A. von Loewenstern


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