89. Jesus, Whom Thy Church Doth Own

1 Jesus, whom Thy Church doth own
As her Head and King alone,
Bless me, Thy poor member too,
And Thy Spirit's influence give,
That to Thee henceforth I live;
Daily Thou my strength renew.

2 Let Thy living Spirit flow
Thro' Thy members all below,
With its warmth and pow'r divine;
Scattered far apart they dwell,
Yet in ev'ry land, full well,
Lord, Thou knowest who is Thine.

3 Those who serve Thee I would serve,
Never from their union swerve,
Here I cry before Thy face--
Zion, God give thee good speed,
Christ thy footsteps ever lead,
Make thee steadfast in His ways.


Text Information
First Line: Jesus, whom Thy Church doth own
Title: Jesus, Whom Thy Church Doth Own
Original Language: German
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858)
Author: Gerhard Tersteegen (1735)
Meter: 7s Six lines
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: The Christian Church
Tune Information
Composer: C. A. P. (1855)
Adapter: John H. Spielman (1881)
Meter: 7s Six lines
Key: B♭ Major

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