The fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.
Almighty, everlasting Lord,
to us Thy promised aid afford:
in every grace may we increase,
and taste the sweetness of Thy peace.
In every work and labor here,
give us to feel Thy presence near:
calm resting on Thy strength, may we
find increase of our faith in Thee.
Our fainting hearts to often deem
“Thy kingdom come” a lovely dream,
and sink in sorrow and in pain,
and weep, and say, “we pray in vain!”
O visit not this faithless sin;
renew the fount of life within;
bid all desponding fears depart,
and brighten hope in every heart.
Give us our neighbor’s woe to feel,
and soothe the griefs we cannot heal;
draw forth our hearts in love to Thee
in increase of blest charity.
Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord,
now, and for evermore adored,
to Father, Son, and Spirit raise
thanksgiving, and adoring praise!
|Text||attr. Eliza Humphreys|
|Tune||Erhalt uns, Herr
melody from Geistliche Lieder, 1543;
harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1865-1750)
Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.