With Thy Presence, Lord, Our Head and Saviour   3 comments


Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. James Episcopal Church, Clayton, Georgia, June 11, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923)

Original German words by Bishop Christian Gregor (1723-1801), “the Father of Moravian Music”

English Translation by John Swertner (1746-1813), English Moravian minister and hymnal editor


1.  With Thy presence, Lord, our Head and Saviour,

Bless us all, we humbly pray;

Our dear heavenly Father’s love and favor

Be our comfort every day;

2.  May the Holy Ghost in each proceeding

Favor us with His most gracious leading;

Thus shall we be truly blest,

Both in labor and in rest.

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