The Lord Hath Helped Me Hitherto   2 comments

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Above:  Christ the Merciful

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Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

Original German Text (1699) by Amilie Juliane, Countess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1637-1706)

English Translation (1882) by August Crull (1845-1923)

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1.  The Lord hath helped me hitherto

By His surpassing favor;

His mercies ev’ry morn were new,

His kindness did not water.

God hitherto hath been my Guide,

Hath pleasures hitherto supplied,

And hitherto hath helped me.

2.  I praise and thank Thee, Lord, my God,

For Thine abundant blessing

Where here-to-fore Thou hast bestowed

And I am still possessing.

Inscribe this on my memory:

The Lord hath done great things for me

And graciously hath helped me.

3.  Help me henceforth, O God of grace,

Help me on each occasion,

Help me in each and every place,

Help me thro’ Jesus’ Passion:

Help me in life and death, O God,

Help me thro’ Jesus’ dying blood’

Help me as Thou hast helped me!

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