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3 0 Thou, from whom all blesings flow,

Thy peace and comfort now bestow;
Abide with us till life is o'er,
And make us Thine forevermore.



WITH the Lord thy task begin:

Childlike faith in Him possessing,

Look thou only for His blessing,
Humbly saying thus within:
With the Lord thy task begin,

With the Lord thy task begin.

2 With the Lord thy task begin:

Him for thy true Leader taking,

Nevermore His ways forsaking, Thou art sure thy goal to win: With the Lord thy task begin,

With the Lord thy task begin.

3 With the Lord thy task begin:

Courage He, thy Helper, lendeth,

Happily thy labor endeth, Wrought in God, and not in sin: With the Lord thy task begin, With the Lord thy task begin.

C. C. Hohlfeldt.

H. Brueckner, Tr. 8

LORD Jesus Christ, be present now,

And let Thy Holy Spirit bow
All hearts in love and fear today,
To hear the truth an keep Thy way.

2 Unseal our lips to sing Thy praise,

Our hearts in true devotion raise;
Our faith increase, our minds enlight,
That we may know Thy name aright:

3 Until we join the host that cry,

“Holy art Thou, O Lord most high!" And 'mid the light of that blest place Shall gaze upon Thee face to face.

4 Glory to God, the Father, Son,

And Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To Thee, o blessed Trinity,
Be praise throughout eternity!
Wilhelm II., Duke of Saxe-Weimar.

C. Winkworth, Tr.


LORD, a little band, and lowly,

We are come to sing to Thee; Thou art great, and high, and holy,

O how holy should we be !

2 Fill our hearts with thoughts of Jesus,

And of heaven where He is gone; And let nothing ever please us

He would grieve to look upon.

3 For we know the Lord of Glory

Always sees what children do, And is writing now the story

Of our thoughts and actions too.

4 Let our sins be all forgiven,

Make us fear whate'er is wrong;
Lead us on our way to heaven,
There to sing a nobler song.

M. E. Shelly.


HOLY, holy, holy Lord!

Be Thy glorious name adored; Lord, Thy mercies never fail: Hail, celestial Goodness, hail !

2 Though unworthy, Lord, Thine ear

Deign our humble songs to hear;
Purer praise we hope to bring,
When around Thy throne we sing.

3 There no tongue shall silent be,

All shall join in harmony;
That through heav'n's capacious round
Praise to Thee may ever sound.

4 Lord, Thy mercies never fail :

Hail, celestial Goodness, hail!
Holy, holy, holy Lord,
Be Thy glorious name adored.

B. Williams.



LL glory be to God on high,

Who hath our race befriended!
To us no harm shall now come nigh,

The strife at last is ended.
God showeth His good will to men,
And peace shall reign on earth again;

o thank Him for His goodness.

2 We praise, we worship Thee, we trust,

And give Thee thanks forever, O Father, that Thy rule is just,

And wise, and changes never; Thy boundless pow'r o'er all things reigns; Thou dost whate'er Thy will ordains:

Well for us that Thou rulest!

3 O Jesus Christ, our God and Lord,

Son of Thy heavenly Father,
And Thou who hast our peace restored,

And the lost sheep dost gather :
Thou Lamb of God, to Thee on high
From out our depths we sinners cry:

Have mercy on us, Jesus !

4 O Holy Ghost, Thou precious gift,

Thou Comforter unfailing,
O'er Satan's snares our souls uplift,

And let Thy pow'r, availing,
Avert our woes, and calm our dread;
For us the Savior's blood was shed:
We trust in Thee to save us!

N. Decius.
C. Winkworth, Tr.


ABIDE in grace, Lord Jesus,

Among us constantly, Lest Satan's art deceive us,

And gain the victory.

2 Abide, Lord, with the story

Of Thy redeeming love; May we the Gospel's glory

And saving virtue prove.

3 Abide, our pathway brighten

With Thy celestial ray;
Blest Light, our souls enlighten,

Show us the truth, the way.

4 Abide with us in blessing,

Lord of the earth and sky;
Rich grace and strength possessing,

Do Thou our need supply!

5 Abide, our only safety,

Thy people's sure defense; No power can withstand Thee,

Divine Omnipotence!

6 Abide among us ever,

Lord, with Thy faithfulness;
Jesus, forsake us never,
Help us in all distress!

J. Stegmann.
F. W. Detterer, Tr.

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