Jesus, Thyself To Us Reveal   3 comments


Above:  Christ the Merciful

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Stanza #1 (1742) by Johannes de Watteville (1742); Translated by an anonymous Moravian in 1746

Stanza #2 (1697) by Joachim Lange (1670-1742); Translated (1789) by John Swertner (1746-1813), altered

Stanza #3 (1738) by Anna Nitschmann (1715-1760); Translated (1789) by John Swertner

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

The Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923) attributes the entire hymn to Bishop Johannes de Watteville.


1.  Jesus, Thyself to us reveal,

Grant that we may not only feel

Some drawings of Thy grace,

But in communion with Thee live,

And daily from Thy death derive

The needful strength to run our race.

2.  O let us think Thee always near,

As is the light that shines so clear,

Or as the air we breathe;

In all our thoughts, our words and ways,

Thus may our lives show forth Thy praise,

Our hearts be freed from things beneath.

3.  Jesus, Thou fain wouldst have us be

In all things more conformed to Thee;

We’re filled with conscious shame,

And thank Thee for Thy care and love;

Thy patience, which we richly prove,

Our heartfelt gratitude doth claim.

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