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

Music: All­ein Gott, Deutsch Evan­gel­isch Messze, 1539.

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!