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Lord God, to us fore'er secure

Lord God, to us fore'er secure

: Ludwig Helmbold
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Lord God, to us fore'er secure
The catechism's instruction pure,
By Luther, servant Thine, set forth
To plant in youth Thy saving word.

2 That we may learn Thy holy will,
Bewail our sins and faults, and still
Believe in Thee and in Thy son,
Enlightened by Thy Spirit's boon.

3 That we to Thee, our Father, call
Who canst and wilt bring help to all,
That, children Thine in Baptism made,
We always Christian lives may lead.

4 That if we fall, we rise again,
And in true faith confess our sin,
And comfort by Thy Supper gain.
Grant us a happy end. Amen.

Source: Hymn Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran schools and congregations #53

: Ludwig Helmbold

Helmbold, Ludwig, son of Stephan Helmbold, woollen manufacturer at Muhlhausen, in Thuringia, was born at Mühlhausen, Jan. 13, 1532, and educated at Leipzig and Erfurt (B.A. in 1550). After two years' headmastership of the St. Mary's School at Mühlhausen, he returned to Erfurt, and remained in the University (M.A. 1554) as lecturer till his appointment in 1561 as conrector of the St. Augustine Gymnasium at Erfurt. When the University was reconstituted in 1565, after the dreadful pestilence in 1563-64, he was appointed dean of the Philosophical Faculty, and in 1566 had the honour of being crowned as a poet by the Emperor Maximilian II., but on account of his determined Protestantism he had to resign in 1570. Returning to Mühlhausen, he was… Go to person page >

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: Ludwig Helmbold

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