Sermon for the Sunday after Christ´s Ascension

In 1522 Dr. Martin Luther uses tomorrow´s gospel (John 15,26-16,4) to preach of comfort and admonition. Here is an audible version of the German sermon.

Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord, With all Your graces now outpoured On each believer’s mind and heart; Your fervent love to them impart. Lord, by the brightness of Your light in holy faith Your Church unite; From every land and every tongue This to Your praise, O Lord, our God, be sung: Alleluia, alleluia!

Come, Holy Light, guide divine, Now cause the Word of life to shine. Teach us to know our God aright And call Him Father with delight. From every error keep us free; Let none but Christ our master be That we in living faith abide, In Him our Lord, with all our might confide. Alleluia, alleluia!

Come Holy Fire, comfort true, Grant us the will Your work to do And in your service to abide; Let trials turn us not aside. Lord, by Your power prepare each heart, And to our weakness strength impart That bravely here we may contend, Through Life and death to You, our Lord, ascend. Alleluia, alleluia!

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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