proceeding from the Father and the Son;
Jesus the eternal Son, our Redeemer,
has promised that you will kindle in us the true knowledge and love of God.
Stir up in our hearts, we pray true fear, true faith,
that we may acknowledge the mercy
which the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ hast promised
unto us for his sake.
Be our comforter in all difficulties and dangers,
and kindle divine love in our hearts,
so that by true obedience,
we may offer perpetual praise to you
and to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and to his blessed Son, our Saviour and Redeemer.
Philipp Melanchthon, 1497 – 1560, German reformer with Martin Luther