Now our worship sweet is o'er

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1 Now our worship sweet is o'er--
Singing, praying, teaching, hearing:
Let us gladly God adore
For His gracious strength and cheering.
Bless His Name, who fain would save us,
For the rich repast He gave us.

2 Now the blessing cheers our heart,
And the service all is ended,
Let us joyfully depart,
Be our souls to God commended:
His good Spirit ever guide us,
And with all things well provide us.

3 Let our going out be blest,
Bless our entrance in like measure;
Bless, O Lord, our toil and rest,
Bless our bread, our grief, and pleasure;
Be in death Thy blessing given;
And make us blessèd heirs of heaven!


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #357

Translator: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

Author: M. Hartmann Schenk

Hartmann Schenk; b. 1634, Ruhla, near Eisenach; d. 1681, Voelkershausen. Pastor at Bibra and Ostheim Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now our worship sweet is o'er
German Title: Nun Gott Lob es ist volbracht
Author: M. Hartmann Schenk
Translator: Matthias Loy
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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