O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace

O Holy Spirit, grant us grace That we our Lord and Savior

Author: Bartholomaüs Ringwaldt; Translator (English): Oluf H. Smeby; Translator (Danish): S. Jonasson
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1 O Holy Spirit, grant us grace
that we our Lord and Savior
in faith and fervent love embrace
and truly serve him ever,
so that when death is near at hand
we at his cross may firmly stand
and there find our salvation.

2 Help us that we your saving Word
in faithful hearts may treasure;
let e’er that bread of life afford
new grace in richest measure.
Make us to die to ev'ry sin;
each day create us new within
that fruits of faith may flourish.

3 Then when our earthly race is run,
death’s bitter hour impending,
may your good work in us begun
continue till life’s ending,
until we gladly may commend
our souls into our Savior’s hand
to rest in peace eternal.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #591

Author: Bartholomaüs Ringwaldt

Bartholomew Ringwaldt was born at Frankfort-on-the-Oder, in 1530, and was a Lutheran pastor at Langfield, in Prussia, where he died, 1598. His hymns resemble Luther's in their simplicity and power. Several of them were written to comfort himself and others in the sufferings they endured from famine, pestilence, fire and floods. In 1581, he published "Hymns for the Sundays and Festivals of the whole Year." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Translator (English): Oluf H. Smeby

(no biographical information available about Oluf H. Smeby.) Go to person page >

Translator (Danish): S. Jonasson

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Text Information

First Line: O Holy Spirit, grant us grace That we our Lord and Savior
Title: O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace
German Title: Gott Heil'ger Geist, hilf uns mit Grund
Author: Bartholomaüs Ringwaldt
Translator (English): Oluf H. Smeby
Translator (Danish): S. Jonasson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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