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Michael Weisse   1 comment

Moravian Logo

Above:  Logo of the Moravian Church

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Michael Weisse (1480-1534) founded German-speaking Moravian churches in Bohemia and Moravia.  In 1531 he compiled the first German-language hymnal of the Moravian Church.

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Come, Let Us All With Gladness Raise:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/come-let-us-all-with-gladness-raise/

Now Lay We Calmly in the Grave:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/now-lay-we-calmly-in-the-grave/

O Jesus Christ, Our Gracious King:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/o-jesus-christ-our-gracious-king/

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St. David's Church

Above:  St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell, Georgia, May 3, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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

Original Czech Text (1457) by Matthias of Kunwald (died 1500) or Original Czech Text (1467) by Gabriel Komarovsky

German Translation (1531) by Michael Weisse (1480-1534)

English Translation (1911) by Evelyn Renatus Hasse (1855-1918)

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1.  Come, let us all with gladness raise

A joyous song of thanks and praise

To Him who rules the heavenly host,

God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

2.  For He, in grace and tenderness,

Regarded us in our distress;

Yea, to our aid Himself He came;

Let all adore His holy Name.

3.  He gave us faithful men to lead

And help us in our time of need;

But, Lord, all power is Thine alone,

And Thou the work must carry on.

4.  Father in heaven, fulfill Thy word;

Grant us the Spirit of our Lord,

That through Thy truth, which cannot fail,

We may o’er every ill prevail.

5.  And in Thy love may we abide,

Estranged from none by wrath or pride;

Among ourselves at unity

And with all else in charity.

6.  Thus may our lips Thy praises sound,

Our hearts in steadfast hope abound;

Till Thou our steps shalt thither bring

Where saints and angels hail Thee King.

O Jesus Christ, Our Gracious King   2 comments

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Image in the Public Domain

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

Original German Text (1531) by Michael Weisse (1480-1534)

English Translation (1966) by Ewald Valentin Nolte (1909-1991)

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O Jesus Christ, our gracious King,

Our praise and thanks to Thee we bring.

Look with favor on our offering,

In Thy mercy.

Now Lay We Calmly in the Grave   3 comments

Cemetery

Above:  A Cemetery, Between 1904 and 1920

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-det-4a28669

Original Czech Text (1519) by Luke of Prague (1458-1528)

German Translation (1531) by Michael Weisse (1480-1534)

English Translation (1858) by Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)

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

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1.  Now lay we calmly in the grave

This form, whereof no doubt we have

That it shall rise again that day

In glorious triumph o’er decay.

2.  His soul is living now in God,

Whose grace His pardon hath bestowed,

Who through His Son redeemed him here

From bondage unto sin and fear.

3.  Then let us leave him to his rest,

And homeward turn, for he is blest.

And we must well our souls prepare,

When death shall come, to meet him there.

4.  So help us, Christ, our Hope in loss;

Thou hast redeemed us by Thy Cross

From endless death and misery;

We praise, we bless, we worship Thee.