Lord Jesus, with thy presence bless

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1 Lord Jesus, with Thy presence bless,
By land and sea, Thy witnesses;
In every danger them defend,
In every trial prove their Friend.

2 O may Thy Word in Christendom
Be blest and may Thy Kingdom come;
And may Thy servants joyful bring
New spoils, each day, to Thee, their King.

3 Thy thoughts of peace o’er us fulfill,
Incline our hearts to do Thy will,
Thy Gospel make more fully known,
May all the world Thy goodness own.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #293

Author: Johannes de Watteville

Johannes de Watteville, was the son-in-law of Nicholas Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf, married to Zinzendorf's daughter Benigna. He was a Moravian bishop in Germany. He originated the Christingle tradition in 1747 when he gave each child in his church a lighted candle wrapped in a red ribbon with a prayer that said "Lord Jesus, kindle a flame in these dear children's hearts."… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord Jesus, with thy presence bless
Author: Johannes de Watteville

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ROCKINGHAM (Miller)

Edward Miller (b. Norwich, England, 1735; d. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1807) adapted ROCKINGHAM from an earlier tune, TUNEBRIDGE, which had been published in Aaron Williams's A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature (c. 1780). ROCKINGHAM has long associations in Great Britain and North Amer…

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WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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