Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain
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,