Ludwig Helmbold, 1594; German text
Lord, help us ever to retain|
The Catechism's doctrine plain
As Luther taught the Word of Truth
In simple style to tender youth.
2. Help us Thy holy Law to learn,
3. Hear us, dear Father, when we pray|
For needed help from day to day
That as Thy children we may live,
Whom Thou in Baptism didst receive.
4. Lord, when we fall and sin doth stain,
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