Scripture Verse

My Lord and my God. John 20:28

Introduction

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Martin Luther
(1483–1546)

Words: An­ti­phon by an un­known auth­or, not ear­lier than the 11th Cen­tu­ry (Ve­ni Sanc­te Spir­it­us; rep­le tu­or­um cor­da fi­de­li­um). Mar­tin Lu­ther trans­lat­ed it from La­tin to Ger­man and ad­ded orig­in­al stan­zas in Eyn En­chi­ri­di­on (Er­furt, Ger­ma­ny: 1524) (Komm heil­ig­er Geist, Her­re Gott). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ca­the­rine Wink­worth, Ly­ra Ger­man­i­ca, first ser­ies, 1855, and oth­ers.

Music: Das Neu­ge­borne Kind­lein Mel­chi­or Vul­pi­us, Ein schön geist­lich Ge­sang­buch (Je­na, Ger­ma­ny: 1609). Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach, 1724 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach
(1685–1750)

Lyrics

Come, Holy Spirit, God and Lord!
Let all your graces be outpoured
On each believer’s mind and heart;
Your fervent love to us impart.

Lord, by the brightness of Your light,
You in the faith do men unite
Of every land and every tongue;
This to Your praise, O Lord, be sung.

From every error keep us free;
Let none but Christ our master be,
That we in living faith abide,
In Him with all our might confide.

Lord, by Your power prepare each heart
And to the weakness strength impart,
That bravely here we may contend,
Through life and death to You ascend.