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O Holy Ghost eternal God

O Holy Ghost eternal God

Author: Barthold Helder
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 O Holy Ghost, eternal God,
Best Comfort for life's rugged road,
With all my heart I pray to Thee;
Hear my entreaty graciously.

2 O Lord, be Thou my Comforter,
Lest in my sins I might despair;
Protect me from the snares of hell,
Grant that in Jesus Christ I dwell;

3 That always I may ready be
To serve this Master faithfully,
And own Him in true living faith
My Lord and Savior unto death.

4 O lead me in the narrow way,
And from the fold let me not stray,
That when this mortal frame I leave,
The crown of life I may receive.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #251

Author: Barthold Helder

Helder, Bartholomäus, son of Johann Helder, Superintendent in Gotha, became, in 1607, schoolmaster at Friemar, and in 1616, pastor of Bemstadt, near Gotha, where he died of the pestilence, Oct. 28, 1635 (Koch, iii. 114, 115, 248; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xi. 684, 685, &c). Helder published two works (both in the Royal Library, Berlin). (1) Cymbalum Genethliacum. Erfurt, 1615 ; and (2) Cymbalum Davidicum. Erfurt, 1620. The first contains 15 Christmas and New Year Hymns, and the second 25, mostly Psalm versions. In the Cantionale Sacrum, Gotna, 1646-48, over 50 hymns are given with his name as composer of the music and without definite ascription as regards the words. Two of these have passed into English, viz.:— i. In meiner No… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Holy Ghost eternal God
Author: Barthold Helder



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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d515
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. New and Revised ed. #258Page Scan
A Hymn and Prayer-Book: for the use of such Lutheran churches as Use the English language #57Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d380
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #389Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d321
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #118TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #251TextPage Scan
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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #238Page Scan
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