Scripture Verse

Mighty to save. Isaiah 63:1

Introduction

Words: Jo­hann H. Schrö­der (1667–1699) (Je­su hilf sie­gen du Fürste des Le­bens). Pos­si­bly trans­lat­ed by Ru­dolph A. John, 1912.

Music: Rex Max­i­mus Jo­hann G. Hille, 1739 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Help us, O Jesus, Thou mighty Defender,
Help when the forces of evil appear;
Help us to battle and never surrender,
Help us to conquer, and drive away fear;
Satan is cunning, the prince of deceivers,
Bringing disaster to many believers.

Help us, O Jesus, in hours of temptation,
When both our faith and our courage are weak;
Teach us to look to the sign of salvation,
And near Thy cross a new armor to seek;
Then we shall conquer, if Thou wilt befriend us,
Thou wilt prevail and our faith will defend us.

Help us, O Jesus, when death shall spread terror,
And our poor eyes are too feeble to see;
Cleanse us and purge us from sin and from error;
That we may blindly in faith cling to Thee;
Help us, O Jesus, we conquer in dying,
Unto the last on Thy mercy relying.