Scripture Verse

I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish. John 10:28


Words: Un­known au­thor, 14th Cen­tu­ry (Gott der Va­ter wohn’ uns bei). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ri­chard Mass­ie, Mar­tin Lu­ther’s Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, 1854, page 26, alt.

Music: Gott der Va­ter Wohn’ 14th Cen­tu­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


God the Father, be our Stay; Oh, let us perish never!
Cleanse us from our sins, we pray, and grant us life forever.
Keep us from the Evil One; uphold our faith most holy,
Grant us to trust Thee solely with humble hearts and lowly.
Let us put God’s armor on, with all true Christians running
Our heav’nly race and shunning the devil’s wiles and cunning.
Amen, amen, this be done; so sing we, hallelujah!