673. Christian Hearts, in Love United

1 Christian hearts, in love united,
seek alone in Jesus rest;
has he not your love excited?
Then let love inspire each breast.
Members — on our Head depending,
light — reflecting him, our Sun,
brethren — his commands attending,
we in him, our Lord, are one.

2 Come then, come, O flock of Jesus,
covenant with him anew;
unto him, who conquered for us,
pledge we love and service true;
and should our love's union holy
firmly linked no more remain,
wait ye at his footstool lowly,
till he draw it close again.

3 Grant, Lord, that with thy direction
"Love each other" we comply.
aiming with unfeigned affection
thy love to exemplify;
let our mutual love be glowing,
thus the world will plainly see
that we, as on one stem growing,
living branches are in thee.

4 O that such may be our union
as thine with the Father is,
and not one of our communion
e'er forsake the path of bliss;
may our light break forth with brightness,
from thy light reflected shine;
thus the world will bear us witness
that we, Lord, are truly thine.

Text Information
First Line: Christian hearts, in love united
Title: Christian Hearts, in Love United
Author: Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1723)
Translator: Frederick William Foster (1789, alt.)
Meter: Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Fellowship and Family Life; Christ's Example; Covenant (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: J. Thommen (1745)
Meter: Trochaic
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Herrnhut (c. 1735); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)
Notes: 167 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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