O Lord, throughout these 40 days

1 Lord, who throughout these forty days
for us did fast and pray, 
teach us with you to mourn our sins 
and close by you to stay. 

2 As you with Satan did contend,
and did the victory win, 
O give us strength in you to fight,
in you to conquer sin. 

3 As you did hunger and did thirst,
so teach us, gracious Lord, 
to die to self, and so to live 
by your most holy Word. 

4 And through these days of penitence, 
and through your Passiontide,
forevermore, in life and death, 
O Lord, with us a bide. 

5 Abide with us, that through this life
of doubts and hope and pain,
an Easter of unending joy
we may at last attain! 

Claudia F.Hernaman 1838-1898

  1. Herr, vierzig Tag´ Dein Fasten währt. Entsagtest jeder Lust. Lehr uns die Sünde zu bereu´n, befrei von ihrer Last.
  2. Bekriegst den Satan für uns gar, ganz Du ihn unterwirfst. Steh uns treu bei in diesem Krieg, dass Du in uns obsiegst.
  3. Du littest Hunger und auch Durst, bliebst heilig immer fort. Lehr uns dem Bösen sterben ab, leben nach Deinem Wort.
  4. Lass uns die ganze Leidenszeit, die Du führst Christenleut, Dir folgen treu durch Kreuz und Tod zur sel´gen Osterfreud.
  5. Ja, bleib bei uns Herr Jesu Christ in Zweifel, Angst und Pein, dass wir kommen zur Himmelsfreud durchs Auferstehen Dein.

Wilhelm Weber, Wittenbert 2019

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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