I Our Father! who from Heav'n above
Bidst us to live in constant Love
As Brethren, and in Truth to join,
T'adore this Father-Name of thine,
Grant we may always pray to Thee
In Spirit and Sincerity.
II. Thy name be hallow'd ev'ry where;
Make us to read thy Word with Care,
That we may live accordingly,
And praise thy sacred Name on high;
From all that's false, and All that's vain
Thy poor, thy wand'ring Flock restrain.
III. Thy Kingdom come; thy Grace be nigh,
O'er all the Earth, o'er all the Sky;
The Holy Spirit of thy Grace,
Bestow his Gifts on Human Race.
From Satan's woful Tyranny,
Keep all thy Churches safe and free.
IV. Thy Will be done on Earth, as well
As 'tis in Heav'n, where Angels dwell;
In Joy and Sorrow make our Mind
Be chearfully to Thee resign'd;
And all our carnal Motions still,
That do withstand thy holy Will.
V. Give us this Day, our daily Bread,
And what we want for present Need:
From foul Contention, Strife, and War
From Dearth and Pest, remove us far.
Preserve our Peace and Liberty;
From filthy Lucre set us free.
VI. Forgive us all our Trespasses,
That are so great and numberless;
And make us willing to forgive
Our Foes, ans with them kindly live.
Let mutual Love and Charity
Unite thy Christian Family.
VII. Into Temptation lead us not.
When Satan lays his secret Plot,
O, lend us thine Almighty Hand
To fight with Courage, and withstand;
That, amr'd with Faith, as with a Shield,
We may at last obtain the Field.
VII. At length enlarge and set us free
From Sin, and all its Misery:
Redeem us from eternal Death;
Thy Grace support our dying Breath;
And be our Death an Entrance blest
Into a sweet eternal Rest.
IX. For thine's the Pow'r, the Glory thine,
And thine for ever will remain.
Increase our Faith: and guide our Ways;
And give us Grace thy Name to praise.
According to thy sacred Word,
A blessed Amen us afford.
Source: Psalmodia Germanica: or, The German Psalmody: translated from the high Dutch together with their proper tunes and thorough bass (2nd ed., corr. and enl.) #107
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