Reach Out Thy Scepter, King of Love   1 comment

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Icon of Christ Pantocrator

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Original German Text by Countess Erdmuth Dorothea von Zinzendorf (1700-1756)

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

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Reach out Thy scepter, King of love,

Let us Thy royal favor prove,

Who, conscious of our indigence,

Approach Thy throne with confidence;

O teach our lips to praise, our hearts to glow,

Our eyes with grateful hearts to overflow.

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O ground us deeper still in Thee,

And let us Thy true followers be;

And when of Thee we testify,

Fill our hearts with heavenly joy;

May Thy blest Spirit all our souls inspire,

And set each cold and lifeless heart on fire.

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Our souls and bodies, Lord, prepare,

That we rich fruit for Thee may bear;

Grant that may live unto Thy praise,

And serve Thy cause with faithfulness;

Since grace and truth are our heart’s wish and aim,

O glorify us in Thy saving Name.

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