Rejoice in God’s gift of hymnody, recorded at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the 2015 Higher Things youth conferences.
1 Lord, help us ever to retain
The Catechism’s doctrine plain
As Luther taught the Word of truth
In simple style to tender youth.
2 Help us Your holy Law to learn,
To mourn our sin and from it turn
In faith to You and to Your Son
And Holy Spirit, Three in One.
3 Hear us, dear Father, when we pray
For needed help from day to day
That as Your children we may live,
Whom You baptized and so received.
4 Lord, when we fall or go astray,
Absolve and lift us up, we pray;
And through the Sacrament increase
Our faith till we depart in peace.
Title: Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain (Lutheran Service Book #865)
Author: Ludwig Helmbold, 1532-98
Translator: Matthias Loy, 1828-1915
Scripture: Psalm 119:9-12; Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Tune Name: HERR JESU CHRIST, MEINS
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