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Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word

"Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word"

by Dr. Martin Luther, 1483-1546

Text From:

THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942), pp. 191-192

 

1. Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word;

Curb those who fain by craft and sword

Would wrest the Kingdom from Thy Son

And set at naught all He hath done.

2. Lord Jesus Christ, Thy power make known,

For Thou art Lord of lords alone;

Defend Thy Christendom that we

May evermore sing praise to Thee.

3. O Comforter of priceless worth.

Send peace and unity on earth.

Support us in our final strife

And lead us out of death to life.

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Notes:

TLH #261

Text: John 8: 31

Author: Martin Luther, 1541

Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863

Titled: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort

Tune: Erhalt uns, Herr

1st Published in: Geistliche Lieder

Town: Wittenberg, 1543