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

Music: Gott der Va­ter Wohn’, 14th Cen­tu­ry mel­o­dy.

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!