Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above
Martin Luther; German text
|Our Father, Thou in heaven above,|
Who biddest us to dwell in love,
As brethren of one family,
To cry in every need to Thee,
Teach us no thoughtless word to say,
But from our inmost heart to pray.
2. Thy name be hallowed. Help us, Lord,
3. Thy kingdom come. Thine let it be
4. Thy gracious will on earth be done
|5. Give us this day our daily bread|
And let us all be clothed and fed.
From war and strife be our Defense,
From famine and from pestilence,
That we may live in godly peace,
Free from all care and avarice.
6. Forgive our sins, Lord, we implore,
7. Into temptation lead us not.
8. From evil, Lord, deliver us;
|9. Amen, that is, So shall it be.|
Confirm our faith and hope in Thee
That we may doubt not, but believe
What here we ask we shall receive.
Thus in Thy name and at Thy word
We say: Amen. Oh, hear us, Lord! Amen.