"0 Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe"
                       by Johann M. Altenburg, 1584-1640
                 Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.194

        1. 0 little flock, fear not the Foe
        Who madly seeks your overthrow;
        Dread not his rage and power.
        What though your courage sometimes faints,
        His seeming triumph o'er God's saints
        Lasts but a little hour.
        2. Be of good cheer; your cause belongs
        To Him who can avenge your wrongs;
        Leave it to Him, our Lord.
        Though hidden yet from mortal eyes,
        His Gideon shall for you arise,
        Uphold you and His Word.
        3. As true as God's own Word is true.
        Not earth nor hell with all their crew
        Against us shall prevail.
        A jest and byword are they grown;
        God is with us, we are His own;
        Our victory cannot fail.
        4. Amen, Lord Jesus, grant our prayer;
        Great Captain, now Thine arm make bare,
        Fight for us once again!
        So shall Thy saints and martyrs raise
        A mighty chorus to Thy praise,
        World without end. Amen.

Notes: Hymn #263 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 12:32 Author: Johann M. Altenburg, 1632, asc., ab. Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1855, alt. Titled: "Verzage nicht, du Haeuflein klein" Tune: "Kommt her zu mir" Melody: German, c. 1400
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