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Luther Rose

Above:  The Luther Rose

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Conrad Hermann Louis Schuette (1843-1926) was a German-American Lutheran minister, hymn writer, and hymn translator.  He also served as the President of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States from 1894 to 1924 and of the National Lutheran Council from 1923 to 1925.


Great God, a Blessing from Thy Throne:

God of Ages, Great and Mighty:


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Above:  Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, Jasper, Georgia, June 21, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original German Text (1700) by Caspar Neumann (1648-1715)

English Translation (1880) by Conrad Hermann Louis Schuette (1843-1926)

Hymn Source = Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal (1908), Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States (1818-1930)


God of ages, great and mighty!

Who upholdest heaven and earth;

By whose truth and tender mercy

I have been led on from birth,

Night and sleep now pass away–

Welcome be Thy holy day.


For this day so fair and holy,

Be Thou by my spirit blest,

Through Thy word still nearer heaven

Guide my spirit toward its rest:

Than the work of praise and prayer

Let me know no higher care.


O the beauty of Thy service!

O the sweetness of Thy Word!

Sweeter far than honey gathered

From the flower by bee or bird:

Blessed all, who day and night

Make Thy word their chief delight.


O my God, speak Thou Amen!

For we are Thy chosen own;

Be Thy praise by all exalted,

And Thy glorious name made known,

Till for aye we may, through grace,

See and serve Thee face to face.


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Laying a Cornerstone

Above:  The Laying of the Cornerstone of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., 1920

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-npcc-02377

Words (1880) by Conrad Hermann Louis Schuette (1843-1926)

Hymn Source = American Lutheran Hymnal (1930), American Lutheran Church (1930-1960) and its predecessor bodies


1.  Great God, a blessing from Thy throne

Grant us, who lay this cornerstone

To build a church, in which Thy Word

Is purely taught and gladly heard.

2.  The work is Thine, and not our own;

Then come, and make Thy presence known!

Our prayers accept, our off’rings bless,

And to our labors grant success.

3.  Remember, Lord, what Thou hast done

For us, through Christ, Thine own dear Son,

From sin and death to set us free

And win us unto heav’n and Thee.

4.  We are the people of Thy choice;

And while we in this grace rejoice,

Our prayer is this, and constant care,

That others too this bliss may share.

5.  Then build us here a house and home,

Where Christ to Him may bid us come,

To save us all with grace divine,

That we may be forever Thine.