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Above:  Countess Erdmuth Dorothea von Zinzendorf

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Countess Erdmuth Dorothea von Zinzendorf (1700-1756) was the wife of Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760) and mother-in-law of Bishop Johannes de Watteville (1718-1788).

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Jesus, God of Our Salvation:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/jesus-god-of-our-salvation/

Reach Out Thy Scepter, King of Love:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/reach-out-thy-scepter-king-of-love/

Arise, O Lord, Exalt Thy Grace:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/arise-o-lord-exalt-thy-grace/

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Posted July 12, 2016 by neatnik2009 in Sources WXYZ

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Jesus, God of Our Salvation   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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Jesus, God of our salvation,

Behold, Thy Church with supplication

Humbly appears before Thy face;

Be Thy powerful love constrained

Since from Thy death we life obtained

We give Thee glory, thanks and praise.

Oh, listen to our prayer,

To meet Thee us prepare

With due reverence;

No tongue can tell, what joy we feel

When Thou, Lord, dost Thyself reveal.

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Thus our bliss will last for ever;

While we enjoy Thy love and favor,

And safe beneath Thy shadow rest,

We with joyful acclamation

Adore Thee as Thy congregation,

Thou art our Head and Lord confessed.

To Thee, Ancient of days,

Be honor, power, and praise

Now and ever;

Lord, grant that we eternally

May put our trust alone in Thee.

Reach Out Thy Scepter, King of Love   1 comment

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Icon of Christ Pantocrator

Image in the Public Domain

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.

Arise, O Lord, Exalt Thy Grace   1 comment

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Above:  The Reading of the Gospel, St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia, February 28, 2016

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original German Text (1735) by Countess Erdmuth Dorothea von Zinzendorf (1700-1756)

English Translation (1742) by William Delamotte (1718-1743), altered

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

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Arise, O Lord, exalt Thy grace,

Thy precious Gospel spread;

That for the travail of Thy soul

Thou mayst behold Thy seed.

Oh may Thy knowledge fill the earth;

Increase the number still

Of those who in Thy Word believe,

And do Thy holy will.

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Lord, by Thy Spirit us prepare

To follow Thy command,

To execute Thy utmost aim,

And in Thy presence stand,

As servants willing to be used,

Who in Thy work delight,

And offer freely praise and prayer

As incense day and night.

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Hereto we gladly say, Amen;

We have this truth avowed,

That we in spirit, body, soul,

Are bound to serve our God,

Who touched, and drew, and wooed our hearts,

And conquered us by love;

To Him we have engaged ourselves,

Oh may we faithful prove.