Good Lord, set in thy Church strong and mighty pillars,
that may suffer and endure great labours,
which also shall not fear persecution,
but always suffer with a good will
slanders, shame, and all kinds of torments,
for the glory and praise of thy Holy Name.
By this manner, good Lord,
the truth of thy Gospel
shall be preached throughout the world.
Therefore, merciful Lord,
exercise thy mercy,
show it indeed upon thy Church.