1 On your ransomed congregation,
Lord, lift up your countenance;
be our help, joy and salvation;
life and health to us dispense.
2 In each heart, O fix your dwelling;
there erect a monument
of your love, all love excelling;
there fulfill your blessed intent.
3 Take us under your protection,
grant us to obey your voice,
simply follow your direction,
to your will resign our choice.
4 Thus may we, as your anointed,
Walk with you in truth and grace
in the path you have appointed,
till we reach your dwelling-place.
|First Line:||On your ransomed congregation|
|Title:||On Your Ransomed Congregation|
|Author:||Frederick William Foster (1826, alt.)|
|Topic:||Trust and Guidance; Christ--Abiding with believers; Christ--Presence of(2 more...)|
|Composer:||J. Thommen (1745)|
|Source:||Herrnhut (c. 1735); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)|
|Notes:||16 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns|