"O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace"
by Bartholomaeus Ringwaldt, 1532-c.1600
Translated by Oluf H. Smeby, 1851-1929
Text From:
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)p.211



1. O Holy Spirit, grant us grace
That we our Lord and Savior
In faith and fervent love embrace
And truly serve Him ever,
So that when death is drawing nigh,
We to His open wounds may fly
And find in them salvation.

2. Help us that we Thy saving Word
In faithful hearts may treasure;
Let e'er that Bread of Life afford
New grace in richest measure.
Yea, let us die to every sin,
For heaven create us new within
That fruits of faith may flourish.

3. And when our earthly race is run,
Death's bitter hour impending,
Then may Thy work in us begun
Continue till life's ending,
Until we gladly may commend
Our souls into our Savior's hand
To rest in peace eternal.



Notes:
Hymn #293 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Ps. 19:7
Author: Bartholomaeus Ringwaldt, 1581
Translated by: Oluf H. Smeby, 1909
Titled: "Gott Heil'ger Geist, hilf uns mit Grund"
Tune: "Es ist gewisslich"
1st Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_
Town: Wittenberg, 1535