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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.