"O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace"
                    by Bartholomaeus Ringwaldt, 1532-c.1600
                    Translated by Oluf H. Smeby, 1851-1929
                                  Text From:
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)p.211

        1. O Holy Spirit, grant us grace
        That we our Lord and Savior
        In faith and fervent love embrace
        And truly serve Him ever,
        So that when death is drawing nigh,
        We to His open wounds may fly
        And find in them salvation.

        2. Help us that we Thy saving Word
        In faithful hearts may treasure;
        Let e'er that Bread of Life afford
        New grace in richest measure.
        Yea, let us die to every sin,
        For heaven create us new within
        That fruits of faith may flourish.

        3. And when our earthly race is run,
        Death's bitter hour impending,
        Then may Thy work in us begun
        Continue till life's ending,
        Until we gladly may commend
        Our souls into our Savior's hand
        To rest in peace eternal.

Notes: Hymn #293 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 19:7 Author: Bartholomaeus Ringwaldt, 1581 Translated by: Oluf H. Smeby, 1909 Titled: "Gott Heil'ger Geist, hilf uns mit Grund" Tune: "Es ist gewisslich" 1st Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_ Town: Wittenberg, 1535
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