"Thine Honor Save, O Christ, Our Lord"

                          by Johann Heerman

           Translated by Matthias Loy, 1828-1915

                                 Text From:

                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Thine honor save, O Christ, our Lord!

        Hear Zion's cries and help afford;

        Destroy the wiles of mighty foes

        Who now Thy Word and truth oppose.

        2. Their craft and pomp indeed are great,

        And of their power thy boast and prate;

        Our hope they scornfully deride

        And deem us nothing in their pride.

        3. Forgive, O Lord, our sins forgive;

        Grant us Thy grace and let us live.

        Convince Thy foes throughout the land

        That godless counsels shall not stand.

        4. That Thou art with us, Lord, proclaim

        And put our enemies to shame;

        Confound them in their haughtiness

        And help Thine own in their distress.

        5. Preserve Thy little flock in peace,

        Nor let Thy boundless mercy cease;

        To all the world let it appear

        That Thy true Church indeed is here.

Notes: Hymn #265 from The Lutheran Hymnal Text: Ps. 118: 25 Author: Johann Heerman, 1630 Titled: "Rett, o Herr Jesu, rett dein' Ehr'" Translated by: Matthias Loy, 1880, alt. Tune: "Erhalt uns, Herr" 1st Published in: "Geistliche Lieder" Town: Wittenberg, 1543
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