"Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word"

                          by Martin Luther, 1483-1546

                                  Text From:

                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. 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.

        2. 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.

        3. 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.

Notes: Hymn 261 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 8: 31 Author: Martin Luther, 1541 Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863 Titled: "Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort" Tune: "Erhalt uns, Herr" 1st Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_ Town: Wittenberg, 1543
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