Lord Jesus, Thou the Church's Head
Johann Mentzer, 1726; German text
|Lord Jesus, Thou the Church's Head,|
Thou art her one Foundation;
In Thee she trusts, before Thee bows,
And waits for Thy salvation.
Built on this Rock secure,
Thy Church shall endure
E'en though the world decay
And all things pass away.
Oh, hear, oh, hear us, Jesus!
2. O Lord, let this Thy little flock,
|3. Help us to serve Thee evermore|
With hearts both pure and lowly;
And my Thy Word, that light divine,
Shine on in splendor holy
That we repentance show,
In faith ever grow;
The power of sin destroy
And all that doth annoy.
Oh, make us faithful Christians!
4. And for Thy Gospel let us dare