Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain
By: Ludwig Helmbold

Lord, help us ever to retain
The Catechismís doctrine plain
As Luther taught the word of truth
In simple style to tender youth.

Help us your holy Law to learn,
To mourn our sin and from it turn
In faith to you and to your Son
And Holy spirit, Three n One.

Hear us, dear Father, when we pray
For needed help from day to day
That as your children we may live,
Whom you baptized and so received.

Lord, when we fall or go astray,
Absolve and lift us up, we pray;
And through the Sacrament increase
Our faith till we depart in peace.

Hymn # 477
Lutheran Worship
Author: As hymnodus sacer
Tune: Herr Jesu Christ, Meins
1st Published in: 1585