Title: O God, Our Faithful God
Composer: Trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1858; alt.Neu ordentlich Gesangbuch, 1646 Harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750); alt.
Author: Johann Heermann, 1630
Scripture: Matthew 16:24-25 II Timothy 2:13
1. O God, our faithful God, O fountain ever flowing, Without whom nothing is, All perfect gifts bestowing, Grant us a faithful life, And give us, Lord, within, Commitment free from strife, A soul unhurt by sin. 2. God, grant us strength to do With ready heart and willing, Whatever You command, Our calling here fulfilling; And do it when we ought, With zeal and joyfulness; And bless the work we've wrought, For You must give success. 3. If dangers gather round, Still keep us calm and fearless; Help us to bear the cross When life is bleak and cheerless, To overcome our foes With words and actions kind; O God, Your will disclose, Your counsel let us find.