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Hausvater: /HAUS-fah-ter/
noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. Spiritually responsible head of household, including the housefather as assisted by the housemother.
>> Example: "As the Hausvater should teach it [Christian doctrine] to the entire family ..."
(Martin Luther, Small Catechism, 1529)

To the tune of Meinen Jesum Lass Ich Nicht
(“Jesus, I Will Never Leave”)


1. Jesus never will leave me.
Nothing e’er can separate us,
Though my thoughts and mind both flee.
Conqueror though Him who loved us!
Baptism is my guarantee—
Jesus never will leave me!


2. Though I meet my greatest fear:
Precious memories evade me.
I will not, cannot despair–
Faith’s confession boldly frees me:
Christ has not forgotten me;
Jesus never will leave me!


3. Jesus never will leave me,
In His Mansions, there forever!
Faith, in joy, accepts His key—
Nothing me from Him can sever.
Gone sin’s sorrows! Jubilee!
Jesus never will leave me!


Mrs. Marie K. MacPherson lives in Mankato, Minnesota, with her husband Ryan and their children, whom she homeschools. She is a certified Classical Lutheran Educator (Consortium for Classical Lutheran Educators), author of Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood (2018), and editor of Mothering Many: Sanity-Saving Strategies from Moms of Four or More (2016).

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