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 hungry 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.