Hymn: Lord, help us ever to retain

Lord, help us ever to retain
The Catechism's doctrine plain
As Luther taught the Word of Truth
In simple style to tender Youth.

Help us Your holy Law to learn
To mourn our sin and from it turn
In faith to You and to Your Son
And Holy Spirit, Three in One.

Hear us, dear Father, when we pray
For needed help from day to day
That as Your children we may live,
Whom You baptized and so received.

Lord, when we fall or go astray
Absolve and lift us up, we pray;
And through the Sacrament increase
Our faith till we depart in peace.

Singer: The LutheranWarbler
Tune: Herr Gott, erhalt uns für und für
Composer: Ludwig Helmbold, 1594