We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

O Gott, mein Vater, mich regier

O Gott, mein Vater, mich regier

Author: Paul Gerhardt
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 O Gott, mein Vater, mich regier,
halt mich in deiner Gnade;
dien Wort mich leite für und für
auf deinem Himmelspfade.
O Gott, mein Vater! mich bewahr
vor solcher Angst, Noth und Gefahr,
die meinen Geist besieget.

2 O Jesu Christe! steh mir bei,
mach mich von Schuldbeschwerden
und Sünden durch dein leiden frei;
laß mich nie sicher werden.,
erbarm dich mein, o Gottes Sohn!
wenn mir dereinst vor deinem Thron
das Urtheil hören sollen.

3 O heilger Geist! der Weisheit Brunn,
sei meines Glaubens Mehrer.
Gieb Glück und Heil zu meinem Thun,
sei stets mein Trost und Lehrer.
Thu auf den Mund zu Gottes Ehr,
erhalt mein Herz bei deiner Lehr,
und laß mich darnach leben.

4 O heilige Dreieinigkeit!
mein Schutz in Noth und leiden,
ach! laß mich weder Lust noch Leid
von deiner Leibe scheiden.
Bewahr in mir nach deiner Huld
Glaub, Liede, Hoffnung und Geduld,
und laß mich selig werden.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #509

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. Gräfenheinichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Gott, mein Vater, mich regier
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextPage Scan

Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #509

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.