Jesus, Call Thou Me   1 comment

Nativity

Above:  The Nativity of Christ

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

Original German Words by Adam Drese (1620-1701)

English Translation (1890) by Simeon Comenius Chitty (1831-1902)

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1.  Jesus, call Thou me, from the world to Thee;

Speed me ever,  stay me never;

Jesus, call Thou me.

2.  Not Jerusalem–lowly Bethlehem

‘Twas that gave us Christ to save us;

Not Jerusalem.

3.  Favored Bethlehem! honored is that name;

Thence came Jesus to release us;

Favored Bethlehem!

4.  Wondrous Child divine! warm this heart of mine;

Keep it burning, for Thee yearning,

Wondrous Child divine!

5.  Do not me reject; let Thy light reflect

From me ever, blessed Saviour;

Do not me reject.

O that look of love! may I here,

Give Thee blessing never ceasing,

For that look of love.

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