Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word;
Curb those who by deceit or sword
Would seek to overthrow your Son
And to destroy what he has done.
— “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word,” Christian Worship: 203. The original language text of this hymn was written by Martin Luther.
As a youngster, I did not appreciate Lutheran hymns; but now I recognize what a privilege it was to sing those hymns while growing up. They are a part of our Tradition, our inheritance, our heritage from the Lord. Will we pass on this rich heritage founded on the Word of God to our children? Or will we bequeath to them a praise song pittance?
Many praise songs contain outright false doctrine while others contain no word from the Lord and therefore are just fluff. Will God keep us steadfast apart from his Word?