1 Our Father dear, who art in heav'n,
And hast to us commandment giv'n,
That we should pray and call on Thee
As members of one family,
Grant that our prayers be not mere sound,
But breathings from the heart's deep ground.
2 Thy name be hallowed! help us, Lord,
To keep in purity Thy Word,
That we may live as Christians ought,
Holy in word, and deed, and thought;
Keep us, O Lord, from all false lore,
And those who err, to truth restore.
3 Thy kingdom come! O Lord, in power,
Both at this time and evermore;
And let the Holy Ghost be nigh,
His gifts and graces to supply;
Break Satan's power, defeat his rage,
Preserve the Church Thine heritage.
4 Thy will be done, Lord God, in love,
On earth, as 'tis in heaven above;
Patience in tie of grief bestow,
Obedience in all weal and woe;
Curb flesh and blood, or any ill,
That sets itself against Thy will.
5 Give us our daily bread this day,
For needful things alone we pray;
From war and strife be our defense,
From famine and from pestilence;
That we may live in godly peace,
Free from all care and avarice.
6 Forgive our sins, the burden sore
Remove, that it afflict no more,
As we will also those forgive
Who by offenses us may grieve.
Make us delight in serving Thee
In perfect love and unity.
7 Into temptation lead us not,
When Satan doth against us plot;
Upon the left hand and the right
O help us valiantly to fight,
Firm in the faith, a well-armed host,
Through comfort of the Holy Ghost.
8 From evil, Lord, deliver us,
The times and days are perilous;
O save us from eternal death,
And comfort us in our last breath;
Grant us a blessed end, and take
Our souls to Thee for Jesus' sake.
9 Amen, Amen: so shall it be!
Confirm our faith continually,
So that we firmly may believe
What we here ask we shall receive,
Since in Thy name, and at Thy Word,
We pray to Thee. Amen, O Lord.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #217
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