O God May We Eer Pure Retain


O God, may we e’er pure retain
The catechismal doctrine pain,
As Luther taught the heavenly truth
In simple style to tender youth.

That we Thy holy law may know
And mourn our sin and all its woe,
And yet believe in Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in one.

That we may on our Father call,
Who can and will give help to all,
And, washed with water by the Word,
Walk ever worthy of our Lord.

That if one fall, he rise again,
And hasten pardon to obtain,
Receive the sacrament in faith,
Amen. Lord, grant a happy death.