Preserve Thy Word, O Savior

Tune: Herzlich tut mich verlangen

This text is translated by William J. Schaefer, 1938, and is found in The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, No. 264. It remains copyright 1941 Concordia Publishing House and therefore cannot be used for the Free Lutheran Chorale-Book. It is missing stanza 4 of the German, which can be found in a translation by Matthew Carver in Walther’s Hymnal, 2012, No. 169. Those wishing to make use of this text are referred to The Lutheran Hymnal or Walther’s Hymnal.