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Herrnhut 1765

Above:  Herrnhut, 1765

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Bishop Christian Gregor (1723-1801) was the “Father of Moravian Music.”

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With Thy Presence, Lord, Our Head and Saviour:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/with-thy-presence-lord-our-head-and-saviour/

Make My Calling and Election:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/make-my-calling-and-election/

Sing with Awe in Strains Melodious:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/sing-with-awe-in-strains-melodious/

Thou, Whose Human Life For Us Did Happiness Obtain:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/thou-whose-human-life-for-us-did-happiness-obtain/

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This is post #1300 of GATHERED PRAYERS.

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With Thy Presence, Lord, Our Head and Saviour   3 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. James Episcopal Church, Clayton, Georgia, June 11, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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

Original German words by Bishop Christian Gregor (1723-1801), “the Father of Moravian Music”

English Translation by John Swertner (1746-1813), English Moravian minister and hymnal editor

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1.  With Thy presence, Lord, our Head and Saviour,

Bless us all, we humbly pray;

Our dear heavenly Father’s love and favor

Be our comfort every day;

2.  May the Holy Ghost in each proceeding

Favor us with His most gracious leading;

Thus shall we be truly blest,

Both in labor and in rest.

Make My Calling and Election   3 comments

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

Above:  Saint John on Patmos

Image in the Public Domain

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

Words by Bishop Christian Gregor (1723-1801), the “Father of Moravian Music;” and Bishop George H. Loskiel (1740-1813), German Moravian minister

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1.  Make my calling and election,

Jesus, every day more sure;

Keep me under Thy direction,

Till I, through almighty power,

Unto endless glory raised,

In Thy mansions shall be placed:

When in Thee I end my race,

Weeping shall for ever cease.

2.  Amen, yea, my lasting praises,

Jesus, unto Thee are given,

That a place by Thee prepared

Is for me secured in heaven;

Blest my case, ah! truly blessed,

When to heavenly glory raised,

I from pain and sorrow free,

Live evermore with Thee.

Sing With Awe In Strains Melodious   3 comments

Crucifix III July 15, 2014

Above:  One of My Crucifixes, July 15, 2014

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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

Original German words by Bishop Christian Gregor (1723-1801), the “Father of Moravian Music”

English Translation by Christian Ignatius LaTrobe (1758-1836), British Moravian minister and composer

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1.  Sing with awe and strains melodious,

Sing with awe:  “Behold the Man!”

Yea, repeat in tones harmonious,

“Ah! behold, behold the Man!”

On Thy dying look, dear Saviour,

I will fix my eyes forever:

I am never tired to gaze

At Thy lovely, bleeding face.

2.  O, this makes me think with sighing,

I’m the cause:  “Behold the Man!”

But His love which I’m enjoying,

Comforts me:  “Behold the Man!”

Ah, that cruelly abased

Countenance, so marred and bruised,

Makes my eyes with tears o’erflow,

Till to Him I’ve leave to go.

3.  Wounded head, back ploughed with furrows,

Visage marred:  “Behold the Man!”

Eyes how dim, how full of sorrows,

Sunk with grief:  “Behold the Man!”

Lamb of God, led to the slaughter,

Melted, poured out like water;

Should not love my heart inflame,

Viewing Thee, Thou Paschal Lamb!

Thou, Whose Human Life For Us Did Happiness Obtain   4 comments

Crucifix I July 15, 2014

Above:  One of My Crucifixes, July 15, 2014

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original German Words by Christian Gregor (1723-1801), the “Father of Moravian Music”

English Translation (1801) by Frederick William Foster (1760-1835), British Moravian bishop and hymnal editor

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

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1.  O Thou, Whose human life for us

Did happiness obtain;

Thou Who, expiring on the Cross,

God’s image didst regain;

2.  We  bless Thee for the gift restored

Through Thy humanity;

Beneath Thy shadow, Son of man,

‘Tis good a man to be.