"O Blessed Holy Trinity"
                              by Martin Behm, 1557-1622 
                    Translated by Conrad H.L. Schuette, 1843-1926
                                     Text From:
                         THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.383

        1. O blessed Holy Trinity,
        Divine, eternal Unity,
        God Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
        Be Thou this day my Guide and Host.

        2. My soul and body keep from harm,
        O'er all I have extend Thine arm,
        That Satan may not cause distress
        Nor bring me shame and wretchedness.

        3. The Father's love shield me this day,
        The Son's pure wisdom cheer my way,
        The Holy Spirit's light divine
        Illume my heart's benighted shrine.

        4. My Maker, strengthen Thou my heart,
        O my Redeemer, help impart,
        Blest Comforter, keep at my side
        That faith and love in me abide.

        5. Lord, bless and keep Thou me as Thine;
        Lord, make Thy face upon me shine;
        Lord, lift Thy countenance on me
        And give me peace, sweet peace, from Thee.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #541 Text: Ps. 5:3 Author: Martin Behm, 1608, ab. Translated by: Conrad H.L. Schuette, 1880, alt. Titled: "O heilege Dreifaltigkeit" Composer: Nikolaus Herman, 1560 Tune: "O heilege Dreifaltigkeit"
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