Now Do We Pray God The Holy Ghost

Now do we pray God, the Holy Ghost,
For the true faith which we need the most,
And that He defend us, when life is ending,
And from exile home we shall be wending.
Lord, have mercy!

Shine in our hearts, O most precious Light,
That we Jesus Christ may know aright,
Clinging to our Savior, whose blood has bought us,
Who again to our true home has brought us.
Lord, have mercy!

Thou sweetest Love, grace on us bestow;
Set our hearts with heavenly fire aglow,
That with hearts united we love each other
Of one mind, in peace with every brother.
Lord, have mercy!

Thou highest Comfort in every need!
Grant that neither shame nor death we heed;
That e’en then our courage may never fail us,
When at last our old foe shall assail us.
Lord, have mercy!