Smite Us Not in Anger, Lord   1 comment

The Missal Waterhouse

Above:  The Missal, by John William Waterhouse

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church (1917), United Lutheran Church in America (1918-1962) and its immediate predecessors

Original German Text by Johann Georg Albinus (1624-1679)

English Translation (1914) by John Caspar Mattes (1876-1948)


1.  Smite us not in anger, Lord,

But in mercy spare us,

Save us from our just reward,

In Thy pity hear us.

Through our sin,

Great hath been,

Let Christ’s intercession

Cover our transgression.

2.  Strengthen us in love, O Lord,

Gently as a Father;

When Thou dost Thy help afford

All our fears are over.

Weak indeed,

We have need

That Thy love correct us,

And Thy grace protect us.

3.  Glorious God, Thy Name we praise:

Father, Son, and Spirit;

Now and through eternal days,

And Thy mercies merit.

Glory be

Unto Thee

Who hast pity on us,

And with love hast won us.

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