244. Highly Favored Congregation

1 Highly favored congregation,
Loved by Jesus and esteemed,
Ne’er forget thy destination,
Why from this vain world redeemed.

2 Grounded on thy Savior’s merit,
Blest in His communion sweet,
Destined heaven to inherit,
And the Church above to meet.

3 Witness here to all around thee
Of thy Savior’s dying love;
Testify, “He sought and found me,
Else I still should restless rove.”

4 Evidence by word and action
That thy faith is not in vain,
That thy highest satisfaction
Centers in the Lamb once slain.

5 By love’s closest bonds united,
As the Lord’s own family,
Be to serve His Name excited,
Be to Him a fruitful tree.

Text Information
First Line: Highly favored congregation
Title: Highly Favored Congregation
Author: Samuel Truagott Benade, 1746-1830 (1789)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1969
Topic: The Church's Life and Work: Foundation and Nature
Tune Information
Composer: J. Thommen (1745)
Meter: Trochaic
Key: F Major
Source: Herrnhut, c. 1735 ; J. Thommen, 1745; C. Gregor Choralbuch, 1784

Tune Information:

Ringe recht, wenn Gottes Gnade; (16, A)

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