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2 Come, Thou incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword,

Our prayer attend!
Come, and Thy people bless;
Come, give Thy Word success;
'Stablish Thy righteousness,

Savior and Friend!

3 Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear,

In this glad hour!
Thou, who almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,

Spirit of power!

4 To Thee, great One in Three, The highest praises be

Hence evermore; Thy sovereign majesty May we in glory see, And to eternity

Love and adore.

Anon.

212

WE ALL believe in one true

God, Maker of the earth and heaven; The Father, who to us in love

Hath the right of children given;

He both soul and body feedeth,

All we want He doth provide us;
He through snares and perils leadeth,

Watching that i harm betide us;
He cares for us by day and night;
All things are governed by His might.

2 And we believe in Jesus Christ,

His own Son, our Lord, possessing
An equal Godhead, throne, and might,
Through whom comes the Father's bless-

ing;
Of the Holy Ghost conceivéd,

Born of Mary, virgin-mother,
That lost man might life inherit,

Made true man, our Elder Brother,
Was crucified for sinful men,
And raised by God to live again.

3 Also the Holy Ghost we ow11,

Who sweet grace and comfort giveth,
And with the Father and the Son

In eternal glory liveth;
Who the Christian Church doth even

Keep in unity of spirit:
Sins are truly here forgiven

Through the blest Redeemer's merit:
All flesh shall raise again, and we
Shall live with God eternally. Amen.

C. Winkworth, Tr.

M. Luther.

213 PRAISED be the Lord, my God,

My Light, my Life from heaven, My Maker, who to me

Hath soul and body given;
My Father, who protects

My life from infancy,
Who always hath bestowed

Great gifts of love on me.

2 Praised be the Lord, my God,

My Bliss, my Life from heaven, The Father's loved Son

Who for mankind was given, Who hath atoned for me

With His most precious blood, Who giveth to my faith

The greatest heavenly good.

3 Praised be the Lord, my God,

My Trust, My Life from heaven,
The Father's Spirit, whom

The Son to me hath given;
He who revives my heart

And gives new strength and power,
Aid, comfort, and support

In sorrow's gloomy hour.

4 Praised be the Lord, my God,

He who forever liveth,
To whom the heavenly host

E’er praise and honor giveth;

Praised be the Lord, our God,

In whose great name we boast,
The Father, God the Son,
And God the Holy Ghost.

J. Olearius.
W. E. Axon, Tr.

214

WE ALL believe in one true God,

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;
Present Helper in all need,

Praised by all the heav'nly host,
By whose mighty pow'r alone
All is made and wisely done.

2 And we believe in Jesus Christ,

Son of God and Mary's Son, Who descended from His throne,

And for us salvation won; By whose death and agony, We are saved from misery.

3 And we confess the Holy Ghost,

Who from Father, Son proceeds;
Who upholds and comforts us

In the midst of fears and needs;
Blest and Holy Trinity,
Praise forever be to Thee!

T. Clausnitzer.
C. Winkworth, Tr.

Reformation, Church, Missions

215

A MIGHTY fortress is our God,

A trusty shield and weapon;
He helps us free from ev'ry need
That has us now o'ertaken.

The old evil foe
Now means deadly woe;
Deep guile and great might

Are his dread arms in fight;
On earth is not his equal.

2 With might of ours can naught be done,

Soon were our loss effected;
But for us fights the Valiant One,
Whom God Himself elected.

Ask ye, Who this is?
Jesus Christ it is,
The Lord Sabaoth,

And there's none other God,
He holds the field forever.

3 Though devils all the world should fill,

All eager to devour us,
We tremble not, we fear no ill,
They shall not overpow'r us.

This world's prince may still
Scowl fierce as he will,
He can harm us none;

He's judged; the deed is done;
One little word can fell him.

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