Archive for the ‘Lewis Renatus West’ Tag

Lewis Renatus West   Leave a comment

Moravian Logo

Above:  Logo of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum)

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Lewis Renatus West (May 3, 1753-August 4, 1826) was the pastor of the Tytherton Moravian Church, East Tytherton, Wiltshire, England, from 1809 until his death.


Be Present With Thy Servants, Lord:

Praise for Every Scene Distressing:


Posted April 18, 2016 by neatnik2009 in Sources We

Tagged with

Be Present With Thy Servants, Lord   2 comments

conf - 1 (76)

Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, April 10, 2016

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

German Text (1753) by Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

English Translation (1801, altered) by Lewis Renatus West (1753-1826)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969), Moravian Church in America


Be present with Thy servants, Lord,

We look to Thee with one accord;

Refresh and strengthen us anew,

And bless what in Thy name we do.


O teach us all Thy perfect will

To understand and to fulfill:

When human insight fails, give light;

This will direct our steps aright.


The Lord’s joy be our strength and stay

In our employ from day to day;

Our thoughts and our activity

Through Jesus’ merits hallowed be.

Praise for Every Scene Distressing   2 comments

Adoration of the Lamb

Above:  Adoration of the Lamb, by Jan Van Eyck

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1805) by Lewis Renatus West (1753-1826)

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


Praise for every scene distressing,

Praise for all Thou didst endure,

Praise for every gift and blessing

Which Thy griefs for us procure;

In Thy ransomed congregation

Shall Thy death our theme remain,

Till Thou com’st with full salvation,

Lord of glory, Lamb once slain.


Thou, to purchase our salvation,

Didst assume humanity;

Jesus, for Thy bitter passion

May we ever thankful be;

Filled with awe and humbly bowing,

At Thy feet we prostrate fall,

Gratefully this truth avowing,

That Thou art our All in awe.