731. O God, Forsake Me Not

1 O God, forsake me not!
Your gracious presence lend me;
Lord, lead Your helpless child;
Your Holy Spirit send me
That I my course may run.
O be my light, my lot,
My staff, my rock, my shield--
O God, forsake me not!

2 O God, forsake me not!
Take not Your Spirit from me;
Do not permit the might
Of sin to overcome me.
Increase my feeble faith,
Which You alone have wrought.
O be my strength and pow'r--
O God, forsake me not!

3 O God, forsake me not!
Lord, hear my supplication!
In ev'ry evil hour
Help me resist temptation;
And when the prince of hell
My conscience seeks to blot,
Be then not far from me--
O God, forsake me not!

4 O God, forsake me not!
Lord, I am Yours forever.
O keep me strong in faith
That I may leave You never.
Grant me a blessed end
When my good fight is fought;
Help me in life and death--
O God, forsake me not!

Text Information
First Line: O God, forsake me not!
Title: O God, Forsake Me Not
Translator: August Crull, 1845-1923
Author: Salomo Franck, 1659-1725
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 67 67 66 66
Scripture: Psalm 38:21-22; Psalm 22:11; Psalm 22:19; Psalm 71; Psalm 27:9
Topic: Psalm paraphrase: Psalm 71
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: O GOTT, DU FROMMER GOTT
Meter: 67 67 66 66
Key: F Major or modal



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