Litany for the Dying (2)

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

God the Father in heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Be gracious to him. Spare him, good Lord.
Be gracious to him. Help him, good Lord.

From your wrath,
from an evil death,
from the pains of hell,
from the power of the devil,
from all evil, good Lord, deliver him.

By your holy nativity,
by your agony and bloody sweat,
by your cross and passion,
by your glorious resurrection and ascension,
by the grace of the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, help him, good Lord.

In the hour of death,
and in the day of judgment, help him, good Lord.

We poor sinners pray, hear us, Lord God.

We pray that you would spare him. Hear us, good Lord.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Amen.

Source: 16th century Kirchenordnung, the Church Book, in Oremus, 1925, ed. by Paul Zeller Strodach, freeely modified.

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pastorstratman

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

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