All hail, thou day of wondrous grace

All hail, thou day of wondrous grace

Author: Herman H. Brueckner
Tune: SPAZIER (Spazier)
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1 All hail, thou day of wondrous grace,
My confirmation day,
When I the steps of God retrace,
Imprinted on my way.

2 When I was but an infant small,
He pledged His love to me;
He called me with a holy call
His child and heir to be.

3 The sacred washing I received,
That cleansed me well from sin;
Of ev'ry guilty stain relieved,
I now have peace within.

4 From parents kind and teachers true,
By Thee, my God, ordained,
I learned Thy holy will to do,
By faith in Christ sustained.

5 So now I come before Thy throne,
Thy precious name to bless,
Resolved to serve Thee as Thine own
In truth and holiness.

6 I consecrate myself to Thee
In body, soul and mind;
Do Thou but help and strengthen me,
Thou Hope of all mankind.

7 While in this world of sin and strife,
Vouchsafe to me Thy grace
Till I have reached the end of life
And see Thee face to face.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #544

Author: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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