A Hymn on Holiness

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Tune: Let us ever walk with Jesus

Sanctify us, holy Father
In the truth – Your Word is truth;
Holiness is in no other,
It must come from Your own mouth.
Only Christ, your Word from heaven
Gives to us Your love and name,
Frees us from all sin and shame;
In our baptism we were given
All that He has done and said –
With His flesh and blood we’re fed.

Sanctify us, Christ, our Savior,
You are all our holiness;
You, despite our bad behavior
Clothe us with your righteousness.
From your wounds the truth is flowing,
We the branches, You the vine,
Our own brother and divine,
By Your own example showing
How You work in us to love,
Children born from God above.

Sanctify us, Holy Spirit,
You give us true holiness,
Pardon in our Savior’s merit,
Mercy when our souls transgress.
Speak the Word to make us lowly,
Speak the Word to make alive,
Let Your truth our hearts revive;
Give us Christ to make us holy,
Show us God the Father’s grace
In His Son, our Savior’s face.

Published on Lutheran Hymn Revival

About Pastor Mark Preus

Mark Preus is pastor of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and Campus Center in Laramie, WY. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne with an M.Div. in 2008 and then obtained an M.A. in Classics at the University of KS in 2010. He was ordained at Faith Lutheran Church, Wylie, TX in August of 2010. He has been married to Becky since 2005. God has graciously given them two daughters and five sons. Pr. Preus loves to read and write poetry, especially Lutheran hymns, and talk theology with anybody who has an ear to listen. He also likes coffee too much and tobacco too much, as well as microbrew beer. He can also prove with reasonable certainty that Paul Gerhardt wrote most of his hymns while smoking and drinking beer.

You can find more of Pr. Preus's writings at his blog.


A Hymn on Holiness — 1 Comment

  1. everything one needs to know about sanctification is right here in this hymn. wonderful.

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