Author: Samuel Truagott Benade, 1746-1830 Hymnal: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #244 (1969) Hymnal Title: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church First Line: Highly favored congregation Lyrics: 1 Highly favored congregation,
Loved by Jesus and esteemed,
Ne’er forget thy destination,
Why from this vain world redeemed.
2 Grounded on thy Savior’s merit,
Blest in His communion sweet,
Destined heaven to inherit,
And the Church above to meet.
3 Witness here to all around thee
Of thy Savior’s dying love;
Testify, “He sought and found me,
Else I still should restless rove.”
4 Evidence by word and action
That thy faith is not in vain,
That thy highest satisfaction
Centers in the Lamb once slain.
5 By love’s closest bonds united,
As the Lord’s own family,
Be to serve His Name excited,
Be to Him a fruitful tree. Topics: The Church's Life and Work Foundation and Nature Languages: English Tune Title: BATTY
Highly Favored Congregation