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Now do we pray God, the Holy Ghost

Now do we pray God, the Holy Ghost

Author: Martin Luther
Published in 13 hymnals

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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 >

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First Line: Now do we pray God, the Holy Ghost
Author: Martin Luther



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d167
Book of Hymns for the joint Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and other states #d168
Church Hymnal for Lutheran Services #105TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d290
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #120TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #260TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d220
Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d101
Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #69Page Scan
Sunday School Hymnal #d274
The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d500
The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d244
Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #199TextPage Scan
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