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Jesus shall our watchword be

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1 Jesus! shall our watchword be,
As the New Year's dawn spreads o'er us;
Jesus' Name alone will we
As our standard bear before us;
In His cov'nant grace we stand,
Journeying to the promised land.

2 Jesus' Name and Jesus' Word
Shall resound in fullest measure
In our churches, and be heard.
May we tread His courts with pleasure,
That our hearts, through grace anew,
Prove a holy temple too.

3 Thus our pathways would we tread,
And in Jesus' Name confide us;
While this Star guides over head,
Nothing evil can betide us;
In its light of grace and love
Blessings come from heaven above.

4 Jesus' Name shall lighten pain,
And in all our ills relieve us;
Losses thus shall turn to gain,
And to blessings what seemed grievous;
Jesus' Name is Sun and Shield,
Here must all our sorrows yield.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #43

Author: Benjamin Schmolck

Schmolck, Benjamin, son of Martin Schmolck, or Schmolcke, Lutheran pastor at Brauchitschdorf (now Chrόstnik) near Liegnitz in Silesia (now Poland) was born at Brauchitschdorf, Dec. 21, 1672. He entered the Gymnasium at Lauban in 1688, and spent five years there. After his return home he preached for his father a sermon which so struck the patron of the living that he made Benjamin an allowance for three years to enable him to study theology. He matriculated, at Michaelmas, 1693, at the University of Leipzig, where he came under the influence of J. Olearius, J. B. Carpzov, and others, and throughout his life retained the character of their teaching, viz. a warm and living practical Christianity, but Churchly in tone and not Pietistic. In th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus shall our watchword be
Author: Benjamin Schmolck

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #43

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #43

Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d73

School Carols #d153

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d391

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d185

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