"O Faithful God, Thanks Be To Thee"
                   by Nikolaus Selnecker, 1532-1592
                             Text From:
                         THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. O faithful God, thanks be to Thee
        Who dost forgive iniquity.
        Thou grantest help in sin's distress,
        And soul and body dost Thou bless.

        2. Thy servant now declares to me:
        "Thy sins are all forgiven thee.
        Depart in peace, but sin no more
        And e'er My pardoning grace adore."

        3. O Lord, we bless Thy gracious heart,
        For Thou Thyself dost heal our smart
        Through Christ, our Savior's precious blood,
        Which for the sake of sinners flowed.

        4. Give us Thy Spirit, peace afford
        Now and forever, gracious Lord.
        Preserve to us till life is spent
        Thy holy Word and Sacrament.

Notes: Hymn #321 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 6:1 Author: Nikolaus Selnecker, 1572 Translated by: composite Titled: "Wir danken dir, o treuer Gott" Tune: "Wenn wir in hoechsten Noeten" 1st Published in: _Genevan Psalter_, 1547
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