1742. God the Father, Be Our Stay

God the Father, be our Stay;
Oh, let us perish never!
Cleanse us from our sins, we pray,
and grant us life forever.
Keep us from the Evil One;
uphold our faith most holy,
Grant us to trust Thee solely
with humble hearts and lowly.
Let us put God’s armor on,
with all true Christians running
Our heav’nly race and shunning
the devil’s wiles and cunning.
Amen, amen, this be done;
so sing we, hallelujah!

Text Information
First Line: God the Father, be our Stay
Title: God the Father, Be Our Stay
German Title: Gott der Vater wohn' uns bei
Author: Anonymous (14th century)
Translator (from German): Richard Massie
Language: English
Source: Martin Luther's Spiritual Songs, 1854, page 26, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Incipit: 55671 17615 34331
Key: C Major
Source: 14th Century melody
Copyright: Public Domain

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