Lord of our Life and God of our Salvation Hymn

This beautiful hymn appears as number 214 in Hymns Ancient and Modern and number 258 in The Lutheran Hymnal. It was written in the Seventeenth Century by Matthaeus A. von Loewenstern, and translated into English in the Nineteenth by Philip Pusey.

The youtube version is a congregational recording from 1957 in the Westminster Chapel with pastor Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones.

This one’s for S.E.

May God be with you today and always. Amen.


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  1. Lord of our life and God of our salvation.
  Star of our night and Hope of every nation,
  Hear and receive Thy Church's supplication,
  Lord God Almighty.
  2. See round Thine ark the hungry billows curling;
  See how thy foes their banners are unfurling.
  Lord, while their darts envenomed they are hurling,
  Thou canst preserve us.
  3. Lord, Thou canst help when earthly armor faileth;
  Lord, Thou canst save when deadly sin assaileth;
  Lord, o'er Thy Church nor death nor hell prevaileth;
  Grant us Thy peace, Lord:
  4. Peace in our hearts, our evil thoughts assuaging;
  Peace in Thy Church where brothers are engaging;
  Peace when the world its busy war is waging.
  Calm Thy foes' raging.
  5. Grant us Thy help till backward they are driven;
  Grant them Thy truth that they may be forgiven;
  Grant peace on earth or, after we have striven,
  Peace in Thy heaven.

Hymn #258
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Ps. 79:9
Author: by Matthaeus A. von Loewenstern, 1644
Translated by: Philip Pusey, 1840, alt.
Titled: "Christe, du Beistand"
Composer: Johann Crueger, 1640
Tune: "Herzliebster Jesu"

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