1 LORD, grant that we e'er pure retain
The catechismal doctrine plain,
As Luther taught the heavenly truth
In simple words to tender youth.
2 That we Thy holy Law may know
And mourn our sin and all its woe,
And yet believe in Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One.
3 That we on Thee, our Father, call
Who canst and wilt give help to all;
That as Thy children we may live,
Whom Thou in Baptism didst receive.
4 That, if we fall, we rise again,
Repentingly confess our sin,
And take the Sacrament in faith;--
Amen. God grant a happy death!
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #390