493. What Brought Us Together

1 What brought us together, what joined our hearts?
The pardon which Jesus, our High Priest, imparts;
‘Tis this which cements the disciples of Christ,
Who are into one by the Spirit baptized.

2 Is this our high calling, harmonious to dwell,
And thus in sweet concert Christ’s praises to tell,
In peace and blest union our moments to spend
And live in communion with Jesus our Friend?

3 O yes, having found in the Lord our delight,
He is our chief object by day and by night;
This knits us together; no longer we roam;
We all have one Father, and heaven is our home.

Text Information
First Line: What brought us together, what joined our hearts?
Title: What Brought Us Together
Author: Ludolf Ernst Schlicht, 1714-1769 (1744)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1969
Topic: The Life in Christ: Brotherly Love and Fellowship
Source: Recast M., 1826
Tune Information
Meter: Anapaestic
Key: G Major
Source: Herrnhut, c. 1740; C. Gregor Choralbuch, 1784

Tune Information:

Ich rühme mich einzig der blutigen Wunden; (39, A)


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