18. God the Father, Be Our Stay

1 God the Father, be our Stay;
O 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 Christian running
Our heav'nly race and shunning
The devil's wiles and cunning
Amen, amen! This be done;
So sing we, Alleluia!

2 Jesus Christ, be Thou our Stay;
O 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 Christian running
Our heav'nly race and shunning
The devil's wiles and cunning
Amen, amen! This be done;
So sing we, Alleluia!

3 Holy Gost, be Thou our Stay;
O 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 Christian running
Our heav'nly race and shunning
The devil's wiles and cunning
Amen, amen! This be done;
So sing we, Alleluia!

4 Triune God, be Thou our Stay,
O 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 Christian running
Our heav'nly race and shunning
The devil's wiles and cunning
Amen, amen! This be done;
So sing we, Alleluia!

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: M. Luther, 1483-1546 (adapt.)
Translator: R. Massie, 1800-87 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 77 7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Invocation
Tune Information
Name: GOTT DER VATER WOHN UNS BEI
Composer: J. Walther, 1496-1570
Meter: 77 77 77 7 D
Key: C Major
Source: Geistliche Gesangb├╝chlein, 1524



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