256. On Thy Ransomed Congregation

1 On Thy ransomed congregation,
Lord, lift up Thy countenance;
Be our Help, Joy and Salvation;
Life and health to us dispense.

2 In each heart, O fix Thy dwelling;
There erect a monument
Of Thy love, all love excelling;
There fulfill Thy blest intent.

3 Take us under Thy protection,
Grant us to obey Thy voice,
Simply follow Thy direction,
To Thy will resign our choice.

4 Thus may we, as Thine anointed,
Walk ‘fore Thee in truth and grace
In the path Thou hast appointed,
Till we reach Thy dwelling place.

Text Information
First Line: On Thy ransomed congregation
Title: On Thy Ransomed Congregation
Author: Frederick William Foster, 1760-1835 (1826)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1969
Topic: The Church's Life and Work: Unity and Glory
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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