O faithful God, we worship thee

O faithful God, we worship thee

Author: Nicolaus Selnecker
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 O FAITHFUL God, we worship Thee!
Thou pardon'st our iniquity,
Thou grantest help in sin's distress,
And soul and body Thou dost bless.

2 Thou, through Thy servant, say'st to me:
"Thy sins are all forgiven thee,
Depart in peace; but sin no more,
And e'er my pardoning grace adore."

3 O Lord, we bless Thy gracious heart,
For Thou Thyself dost heal our smart,
Through Christ our Savior's precious blood,
Which for the sake of sinners flowed.

4 Give us Thy Spirit, peace afford
Now and forever, gracious Lord!
Thy Word and holy Sacrament
Preserve to us, till life is spent.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #425

Author: Nicolaus Selnecker

Selnecker, Nicolaus, D.D., son of Georg Selnecker (Selneccer, Schellenecker, who was protonotarius to the Nürnberg magistracy, but lived at Hersbruck near Nürnberg) was born at Hersbruck Dec. 5, 1532. In 1536 he was removed to Nürnberg, and became during his school time, when only twelve years old, organist at the chapel in the Kaiserburg there. He went to the university of Wittenberg in 1550 (where he became a favourite pupil of Melanchthon), graduated M.A. on July 31, 1554, and subsequently lectured as a privat-docent, sometimes to 200 students. In the end of 1557 he was appointed second court preacher at Dresden, and tutor to the heir apparent Prince Alexander, having also to supervise the education of the choirboys of the royal chape… Go to person page >

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First Line: O faithful God, we worship thee
Author: Nicolaus Selnecker

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d308

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #180

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #425

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d236

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Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #106

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