Now do we pray God, the Holy Ghost

Now do we pray God, the Holy Ghost

Author: Martin Luther
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Now do we pray God, the Holy Ghost,
For the true faith which we need the most,
And that He defend us, when life is ending,
And from exile home we shall be wending.
Lord, have mercy!

2 Shine in our hearts, O most precious Light,
That we Jesus Christ may know aright,
Clinging to our Savior, whose blood has bought us,
Who again to our true home has brought us.
Lord, have mercy!

3 Thou sweetest Love, grace on us bestow;
Set our hearts with heavenly fire aglow,
That with hearts united we love each other
Of one mind, in peace with every brother.
Lord, have mercy!

4 Thou highest Comfort in every need!
Grant that neither shame nor death we heed;
That e'en then our courage may never fail us,
When at last our old foe shall assail us.
Lord, have mercy!

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #199

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Now do we pray God, the Holy Ghost
German Title: Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist
Author: Martin Luther
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d167

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Church Hymnal for Lutheran Services #105

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d290

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #120

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #260

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d220

Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d101

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Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #69

Sunday School Hymnal #d274

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d500

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The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) (2nd ed) #591a

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d244

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Wartburg Hymnal #199

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