Samuel took a stone and…named it Ebenezer, saying Thus far has the Lord helped us.@1 Samuel 7:12

Ämilie Juliane, Countess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, 1699 (Bis hieher hat mich Gott gebracht); translated from German to English by August Crull, 1882.

Allein Gott, Deutsch Evangelisch Messze, 1539 ( pdf nwc).

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August Crull (1845-1923)

The Lord hath helped me hitherto
By His surpassing favor;
His mercies every morn were new,
His kindness did not waver.
God hitherto hath been my guide,
Hath pleasures hitherto supplied,
And hitherto hath helped me.

I praise and thank Thee, Lord, my God,
For Thine abundant blessing
Which heretofore Thou hast bestowed
And I am still possessing.
Inscribe this on my memory:
The Lord hath done great things for me
And graciously hath helped me.

Help me henceforth, O God of grace,
Help me on each occasion,
Help me in each and every place,
Help me through Jesus’ passion;
Help me in life and death, O God,
Help me through Jesus’ dying blood;
Help me as Thou hast helped me!