We Pray Thee, Wounded Lamb of God   3 comments

Adoration of the Lamb--Jan van Eyck

Above:  Adoration of the Lamb, by Jan van Eyck

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

Original German Words (1738) by Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760) and Anna Nitschmann (1715-1760)

English Translation (1740) by John Wesley (1703-1791)


1.  We pray Thee, wounded Lamb of God,

Cleanse us in Thy atoning blood;

Grant us, by faith, to view Thy Cross,

Then life of death is gain to us.

2.  Take our poor hearts, and let them be

For ever closet to all but Thee;

Seal Thou our breasts, and let us wear

That pledge of love for ever there.

3.  First-born of many brethren, Thou,

To Thee both earth and heaven must bow;

Help us to Thee our all to give,

Thine may we die, Thine may we live.

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