Be Present With Thy Servants, Lord   2 comments

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Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, April 10, 2016

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

German Text (1753) by Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

English Translation (1801, altered) by Lewis Renatus West (1753-1826)

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


Be present with Thy servants, Lord,

We look to Thee with one accord;

Refresh and strengthen us anew,

And bless what in Thy name we do.


O teach us all Thy perfect will

To understand and to fulfill:

When human insight fails, give light;

This will direct our steps aright.


The Lord’s joy be our strength and stay

In our employ from day to day;

Our thoughts and our activity

Through Jesus’ merits hallowed be.

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