Number: 277
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
Theme: God

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.