Scripture Verse

Lord, Increase our faith. Luke 17:5


Ludwig Helmbold (1532–1598)

Words: Lud­wig Helm­bold, 1594 (Herr Gott, er­halt uns für und für). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Mat­thi­as Loy, 1880, alt.

Music: Herr Je­su Christ, mein’s As Hym­no­dus Sa­cer (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1625) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pic­ture of Helm­bold,

Matthias Loy (1828–1915)


Lord, help us ev­er to re­tain
The ca­te­chism’s doc­trine plain
As Lu­ther taught the word of truth
In sim­ple style to ten­der youth.

Help us Thy ho­ly law to learn,
To mourn our sin, and from it turn
In faith to Thee and to Thy Son
And Ho­ly Spir­it, Three in One.

Hear us, dear Fa­ther, when we pray
For need­ed help from day to day
That as Thy child­ren we may live,
Whom Thou in bap­tism did re­ceive.

Lord, when we fall and sin doth stain,
Absolve and lift us up again;
And thro’ the sac­ra­ment in­crease
Our faith till we de­part in peace.