505. Triune God, Be Thou Our Stay

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!"

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 Spirit, 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!
[Lent: O Lord, have mercy on us.]

Text Information
First Line: Triune God, be Thou our stay
Title: Triune God, Be Thou Our Stay
Author: Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Translator: Richard Massie, 1800-87
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 77 77 77 7 D
Scripture: Psalm 31:1-3; Ephesians 6:10-17; Psalm 55:22; Isaiah 46:4
Source: German litany, 15th cent. (based on)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GOTT DER VATER, WOHN UNS BEI
Meter: 77 77 77 7 D
Key: C Major
Source: Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524, ed. Johann Walter



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