Strengthen and Assure Us until Life’s Journey Ends

wilhelm_loeheLord Jesus Christ,
our only comfort, our hope,
our righteousness, our strength and sure defense,
kindle in our hearts a desire, hunger and thirst
for the eternal food of the soul,
your true body and blood,
that we may gladly and frequently receive the Sacrament,
knowing our sins, but relying on you
to strengthen and assure us until life’s journey ends
and we come to you in the true Fatherland,
to see you face to face
and dwell with you through all eternity.

Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#88)



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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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