Scripture Verse

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matthew 28:19

Introduction

Words: Karl A. Dör­ing, 1821 (Va­ter, Sohn und Heil­i­ger Geist). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by James S. Stal­ly­brass (1826–1888).

Music: Straf Mich Nicht Hun­dert Ar­ien (Dres­den, Ger­ma­ny: 1694) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Dör­ing or Stal­ly­brass (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Bless the young before Thee;
Thou their wants and dangers know’st
Watch them, we implore Thee.
Here they stand, hopeful band,
Faith in Thee confessing,
Waiting for Thy blessing.

Gentle Savior, they are Thine,
Thou wilt never lose them;
May Thy life and love divine
Melt their tender bosom.
Lord, we pray that they may
All like Thee, be holy,
Loving, meek, and lowly.

Giver Thou of gifts to all,
No good thing deny them;
Hear, O hear our earnest call,
Life and light supply them.
Strength renew, keep them true;
All that stand before Thee,
Bless them, we implore Thee.