Lord, Keep Us Steadfast In Thy Word

Lord, keep us steadfast in thy Word;
Curb those who fain by craft and sword
Would wrest the kingdom from thy Son
And set at naught all he hath done.

Lord Jesus Christ, thy power make known,
For thou art Lord of lords alone;
Defend thy Christendom that we
May evermore sing praise to thee.

O comforter of priceless worth,
Send peace and unity on earth.
Support us in our final strife
And lead us out of death to life.

~ Martin Luther, , translated by Catherine Winkworth

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Luther Making Music in the Circle of His Family, by Gustav Spangenberg, reproduction from Museum der bildenden Künste, c 1875

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