O Jesus, My Lord, For Ever Adored   1 comment

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Above:  All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, May 8, 2016

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original German Text (1737) by Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

English Translation (1808)

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


O Jesus, my Lord,

For ever adored,

My Portion, my All,

At Thy holy feet with abasement I fall.


As sure as I prove

Thy mercy and love,

As Thou life didst gain

For me, and my comfort dost ever remain,–


So sure may I be

Devoted to Thee,

And cheerfully stand,

Prepared to comply with Thy every command.


Keep me through Thy power

So minded each hour,

That I naught beside

May know but Thee only, and Thee Crucified.


Soul, spirit and mind

To Thee be resigned,

Thy throne there erect,

Till Thou Thy whole purpose in me dost effect.


Make me Thine abode,

A temple of God,

A vessel of grace,

Prepared for Thy service, and formed to Thy praise.


The covenant is made

With Thee as my Head;

Lord, grant my request,

To love and to serve Thee, till with Thee I rest.

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