Archive for the ‘Praise of God/Seeking God 1700s’ Category

Jesus’ Love Unbounded   1 comment

Twelve Apostles

Above:  Twelve Apostles

Image in the Public Domain

Original German Text (1738) by Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

English Translation (1746), recast in 1788

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

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Jesus’ love unbounded

None can e’er explain,

Yet we His disciples

Often cause Him pain;

Even they forget Him

Who have seen His face,

Even they still grieve Him

Who enjoy His grace.

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While we Thy past dealings

Gratefully review,

We’re assured, Thy mercies

Are each morning new;

Pardon our transgressions,

Hear our earnest cry;

Us in soul and body

Heal and sanctify.

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All our days, O Jesus,

Hallow unto Thee;

May our conversation

To Thy honor be;

Let us all experience,

To the end of days,

Thy abiding presence

‘Midst Thy chosen race.

O Thou, to Whose All-Searching Sight   2 comments

Crucifix I July 15, 2014

Above:  A Crucifix, Which I Have Donated to My Parish Library Since I Took This Picture

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original German Text (1721) by Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

English Translation (1738) by John Wesley (1703-1791)

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

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O Thou, to Whose all-searching sight

The darkness shineth as the light!

Search, prove my heart; it pants for Thee;

O, burst these bonds, and set it free.

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Wash out its stains, refine its dross;

Nail my affections to the Cross;

Hallow each thought; let all within

Be clean, as Thou, my Lord, art clean.

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If in this darksome wild I stray,

Be Thou my Light, be Thou my Way;

No foes, no violence I fear,

No harm, while Thou, my God, art near.

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Teach me where’er Thy steps I see,

Dauntless, untired, to follow Thee;

O let Thy hand support me still,

And lead me to Thy holy hill.

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If rough and thorny be my way,

My strength proportion to my day;

Till toil, and grief, and pain shall cease

Where all is calm and joy and peace.

Jesus, By the Holy Spirit   3 comments

Pentecost Dove May 24, 2015

Above:  Pentecost Dove, May 24, 2015

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original German Text (1732) by Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

English Translation (1789) by John Swertner (1746-1813)

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

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Jesus, by the Holy Spirit

May we all instructed be;

Sanctify us by the merit

Of Thy blest humanity.

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Grant that we may love Thee truly;

Lord, our thoughts and actions sway,

And to every heart more fully

Thy atoning power display.

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Lead us so that we may honor

Thee, the Lord our Righteousness,

And bring fruit to Thee, the Donor

Of all gospel-truth and grace.

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)

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O Jesus, my Lord,

For ever adored,

My Portion, my All,

At Thy holy feet with abasement I fall.

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As sure as I prove

Thy mercy and love,

As Thou life didst gain

For me, and my comfort dost ever remain,–

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So sure may I be

Devoted to Thee,

And cheerfully stand,

Prepared to comply with Thy every command.

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Keep me through Thy power

So minded each hour,

That I naught beside

May know but Thee only, and Thee Crucified.

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Soul, spirit and mind

To Thee be resigned,

Thy throne there erect,

Till Thou Thy whole purpose in me dost effect.

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Make me Thine abode,

A temple of God,

A vessel of grace,

Prepared for Thy service, and formed to Thy praise.

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The covenant is made

With Thee as my Head;

Lord, grant my request,

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

Jesus, Lord, Most Great and Glorious   2 comments

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Above:  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, LaGrange, Georgia, June 5, 2016

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original German Text (1722) by Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

English Translation by Bishop John Gambold, Sr. (1711-1771), altered in 1754

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

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Jesus, Lord, most great and glorious,

Reward and Crown of the victorious,

Restorer of lost paradise;

We appear with supplication

Before Thee, God of our salvation,

And send to Thee our fervent cries;

O Lord our Righteousness,

‘Tis Thy delight to bless;

We desire it,

Come then, for we belong to Thee, And bless inexpressibly.

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Gracious Lord, Who by Thy passion

And death, hast gained our salvation,

Oh may we all Thy Name confess;

May we be by faith united

To Thee, Who hast us all invited

To share eternal happiness:

Constrain us by Thy love,

In all we do to prove

Faithful followers,

Dear Lord, of Thee; and grant that we

May ever love Thee ardently.

Let Thy Presence Go With Me   1 comment

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Above:  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, May 15, 2016

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original German Text (1734) by Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

English Translation (1808)

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

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Let Thy presence go with me,

Saviour, else I dare not move;

With Thy aid, and led by Thee,

I will go, constrained by love;

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Serve Thy cause with al my might,

Deeming every burden light;

And, if favored with success,

To Thee render all the praise.

Jesus, Great High Priest of Our Profession   1 comment

Christ in Majesty Icon

Above:  Christ in Majesty

Image in the Public Domain

Original German Text (November 13, 1748), by Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760), for the Feast of Christ the Chief Elder

English Translation (1789)

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

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Jesus, great High Priest of our profession,

We in confidence draw near;

Condescend, in mercy, the confession

Of our grateful hearts to hear;

Thee we gladly own in every nation,

Head and Master of Thy congregation,

Conscious that in every place

Thou dispensest life and grace.

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Thy blest people, trusting in Thy merit,

On the earth’s extended face

From each other far, but one in spirit,

Sound with one accord Thy praise.

May we never cease to make confession,

That Thy death’s the cause of our salvation;

We to Thee, our Head and King,

Joyful hallelujahs sing.