25 June 2007

Hymn for Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

Lord of our life and God of our salvation,
Star of our night and hope of ev'ry nation:
Hear and receive Your church's supplication,
Lord God almighty.

See round Your ark the angry billows curling;
See how Your foes their banners are unfurling
And with great spite their fiery darts are hurling,
O Lord, preserve us.

Lord, be our light when worldly darkness veils us;
Lord, be our shield when earthly armor fails us;
And in the day when hell itself assails us,
Grant us Your peace, Lord.

Peace in our hearts, where sinful thoughts are raging;
Peace in Your Church, our troubled souls assuaging,
Peace when the world its endless war is waging,
Peace in Your heaven.

LSB 659

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