All Hail, Our Church’s Elder Dear   1 comment


Above:  The Hymn

A scan

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969), Moravian Church in America

Words (1841) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)


1.  All hail, our Church’s Elder dear,

Jesus, her glorious Head!

To Thy disciples now appear

As risen from the dead;

Let our rejoicing souls in Thee

The tokens of Thy passion see

And hear Thy gentle voice anew

Say, “Peace be unto you.”

2.  Remembering what our fathers told

Thou didst in their young day,

This solemn jubilee we hold,

That we, as then did they,

Ourselves in covenant may bind,

With soul and strength, with heart and mind,

Through life, in death, on land, o’er sea,

Meekly to follow Thee.

3.  Revive Thy work amidst the years;

Our brethren still employ

On heathen soils to sow in tears

With hope to reap in joy;

Though wide the fields, the laborers few,

If Thou our failing faith renew,

The weakest of Thy servants, we

Can all things do through Thee.

4.  O Thou, in Whom we all are one,

If faithful found and true,

Thy will on earth by each be done

As each in heaven would do.

To Thee ourselves we first would give,

Live to Thy glory while we live,

From step to step on Thee rely,

Then in Thy service die.

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