Lord Jesus Christ, will you not stayTranslator: F. Samuel Janzow, b. 1913; Author: Nikolaus Selnecker, 1532-92 (et al.)
Tune: ACH BLEIB BEI UNS
Published in 1 hymnal
1 Lord Jesus Christ, will you not stay?
It is now toward the end of day.
Oh, let your Word, that saving light,
Shine forth undimmed into the night.
2 Rekindle for this end-time stress
Faith's ancient strength and steadfastness
That we keep pure till life is spent
Your holy Word and Sacrament.
3 To hope grown dim, To hearts turned cold
Speak tongues of fire and make us bold
To shine your Word of saving grace
Into each dark and loveless place.
4 May glorious truths that we have heard,
The bright lance of your mighty Word,
Spurn Satan that your Church be strong,
Bold, unified in act and song.
5 Restrain, O Lord, the human pride
That seeks to thrust your truth aside
Or with some man-made thoughts or things
Would dim the words your Spirit sings.
6 The cause is yours, the glory too.
Then hear us, Lord, and keep us true,
Your Word alone our heart's defense,
The Church's glorious confidence.
Source: Lutheran Worship #344
|First Line:||Lord Jesus Christ, will you not stay|
|Title:||Lord Jesus Christ, Will You Not Stay|
|Author:||Nikolaus Selnecker, 1532-92 (et al.)|
|Translator:||F. Samuel Janzow, b. 1913|
|Copyright:||This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1982.|
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|Lutheran Worship #344||Lord Jesus Christ, Will You Not Stay||Lord Jesus Christ, will you not stay?||ACH BLEIB BEI UNS||F. Samuel Janzow, b. 1913; Nikolaus Selnecker, 1532-92||LM||1982||Reformation Day | ; The Word of God ||