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488. Most Gracious God and Lord

1 Most gracious God and Lord,
the world's almighty Savior,
worthy to be adored
by all, both now and ever!
Those souls are blessed indeed
who cling to you in faith,
as you for us were laid
low in the dust of death.

2 In you I trust by faith,
my Jesus, God and Savior;
on your atoning death
I shall rely forever.
Your suff'rings shall remain
deep on my heart impressed,
O Son of God and man,
till I with you shall rest.

3 Eternal thanks we sing,
great author of salvation,
who sinful hearts did bring
to heed your invitation.
We are your property.
O may we yours remain;
this is our only plea,
since you for us was slain.

Text Information
First Line: Most gracious God and Lord
Title: Most Gracious God and Lord
Author (st. 1, 2): Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1746)
Author (st. 3): Abraham von Gersdorf (1746)
Meter: Iambic
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ; Christ--All in all; Christ--Atonement (4 more...)
Source: Moravian tr. (1746-1748, recast 1801), alt.
Tune Information
Meter: Iambic
Key: F Major
Source: Neuvermehrtes Gesangbuch, Meiningen (1693); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)

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