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)


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.


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.


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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