1 O God, may we e'er pure retain
The catechismal doctrine pain,
As Luther taught the heavenly truth
In simple style 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 may on our Father call,
Who can and will give help to all,
And, washed with water by the Word,
Walk ever worthy of our Lord.
4 That if one fall, he rise again,
And hasten pardon to obtain,
Receive the sacrament in faith,
Amen. Lord, grant a happy death.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #203
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #203||O God, may we e'er pure retain||O God, may we e'er pure retain||L. M.||1880||The Catechism | Catechetical Instruction|
|Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #203||O God, may we e'er pure retain||O God, may we e'er pure retain||BRESLAU (Herr Jesu Christ, mein's Leben's Licht)||Ludwig Helmbold; Rev. Matthias Loy, D. D.||L. M. No. 1||1908||The Catechism | Catechetical Instruction; Eighth Sunday after Trinity ||