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541. Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide

1 Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide,
For round us falls the eventide,
Nor let your Word, that heav'nly light,
For us be ever veiled in night.

2 O God, how sin's dread works abound!
Throughout the earth no rest is found,
And falsehood's spirit wide has spread,
And error boldly rears its head.

3 In these last days of sore distress
Grant us, dear Lord, true steadfastness
That pure we keep, till life is spent,
Your holy Word and sacrament.

4 Lord Jesus, help, your Church uphold,
For we are sluggish, thoughtless, cold.
Oh, prosper well your Word of grace,
And spread its truth in ev'ry place.

5 Oh, keep us in your Word, we pray;
The guile and rage of Satan stay!
Oh, may your mercy never cease!
Give concord, patience, courage, peace.

6 The cause is yours, the glory, too,
So hear us, Lord, and keep us true.
Your Word alone is our defense,
The Church's glorious confidence.

7 Oh, grant that in your holy Word
We here may live and die, dear Lord,
And when our journey's ending here,
Receive us into glory there.

Text Information
First Line: Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide
Title: Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide
Author (st. 2, 4-7): Nikolaus Selnecker, 1532-92 (abr., adapt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Church
Source: Translation composite; Geistliche Psalmen, Nuremberg, 1611, st. 1, 3
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: F Major
Source: Geistliche Lieder,, Leipzig, 1589, alt.

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