Lord, by Thy word deliverance work

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1 Lord, by Thy Word deliv'rance work,
And stay the hand of Pope and Turk,
Who fain from Christ would wrest the crown,
And from His kingdom hurl Him down.

2 Lord Jesus Christ, Thy power make known,
For Thou art Lord of lords alone;
Defend Thy Christendom, that we
May evermore sing praise to Thee.

3 Thou Comforter of priceless worth,
Give us one mind and heart on earth;
Be with us in our last dread strife,
And lead us out of death to life.

4 Destroy their counsels, Lord our God,
And humble them with iron rod;
And let them fall into the snare
Which for Thy Christians they prepare.

5 So that at last they may perceive
That, Lord our God, Thou still dost live,
And dost deliver mightily
All those who put their trust in Thee.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #148

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, by Thy word deliverance work
Original Language: French
Author: Martin Luther
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a148

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