Lord Jesus Christ, the Church’s Head
By: Johann Mentzer

Lord Jesus Christ, the Church’s head,
You are her one foundation;
In you she trusts, before you bows,
And waits for your salvation.
Built on this rock secure,
Your Church shall endure
Though all the world decay
And all things pass away.
Oh, hear, oh, hear us, Jesus!

O Lord, let this your little flock,
Your name alone confessing,
Continue in your loving care,
True unity possessing.
Your sacraments, O Lord,
And your saving word
To us, Lord, pure retain.
Grant that they may remain
Our only strength and comfort.

Help us to serve you evermore
With hearts both pure and lowly;
And may your Word, that light divine,
Shine on in splendor holy
That we repentance show,
In faith ever grow;
The power of sin destroy
And evils that annoy.
Oh, make us faithful Christians.

And for your Gospel let us dare
To sacrifice all treasure;
Teach us to bear your blessed cross,
To find in you all pleasure.
On, grant us steadfastness
In joy and distress,
Lest we, Lord, you forsake.
Let us by grace partake
Of endless joy and gladness.

Hymn # 293 from Lutheran Worship
Author: Friedrich O. Reuter
Tune: Reuter 1st Published in: 1726