Father, with all your gospel's power
protect us in temptation's hour,
when in his pride the Evil One
seeks your Anointed to dethrone.
Our King of glory, Jesus Christ,
power in obedience manifest,
defend your church in dangerous days
and liberate us for your praise.
Spirit by Christ's atonement given
to bring together earth and heaven,
in us, between us, silence strife
and lead us out of death to life.