Lord, help us ever to retain
The Catechism's doctrine plain
As Luther taught the Word of truth
In simple style to tender youth.
This hymn points us to the Catechism and reminds us that the Six Chief Parts of Christian doctrine remain important all of life. The presence of all six parts is very clear in the text and invites discussion and instruction:
- 10 Commandments—Stanza 2
- Apostle’s Creed—Stanza 2
- The Lord’s Prayer—Stanza 3
- Baptism—Stanza 3
- Confession—Stanzas 2 & 4
- The Sacrament of the Altar—Stanza 4
- Lord, Help Us Ever to Retain Study Guide
(including questions, an answer key, and traceable handwriting practice sheets to aid memorization)
Pastor Douglas Zahner serves at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mayville, Wisconsin.