On Thy Ransomed Congregation   1 comment

Christ the King, Lilburn

Above:  Christ the King Episcopal Church, Lilburn, Georgia, March 1, 2009

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words (1826) by Frederick William Foster (1760-1835)

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


1.  On Thy ransomed congregation,

Lord, lift up Thy countenance;

Be our Help, Joy and Salvation;

Life and health to us dispense.

2.  In each heart, O fix Thy dwelling,

There erect a monument

Of Thy love, all love excelling,

There fulfill Thy blest intent.

3.  Take us under Thy protection,

Grant us to obey Thy voice,

Simply follow Thy direction,

To Thy will resign our choice.

4.  On each weight still more divested,

Freed from every earthly view,

Be our purpose, unmolested

Our high calling to pursue.

5.  Thus may we, as Thine anointed,

Walk ‘fore Thee in truth and grace,

In the path Thou hast appointed,

Till we reach Thy dwelling-place.

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