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All the bliss which we possess Is derived from Jesus' cross

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1 All the bliss which we possess
Is derived from Jesus’ Cross;
He to God hath by His blood
Reconciled and saved us;
Now His righteousness is found
Our salvation’s only ground;
Hence all our felicity
Springs here and eternally.

2 We adore Thee evermore,
Jesus, for Thy boundless grace;
For Thy Cross, whereby for us
Thou hast gained true happiness;
For Thy death, which sets us free
From sin’s cruel slavery;
For Thine all-atoning blood,
Which hath brought us nigh to God.

3 Rise, exalt our Head and King;
Praise the Lord Who ever lives;
Glad we are His praise to sing;
He His people’s praise receives;
Grace supports us every day,
Leads us in the narrow way;
‘Tis through grace alone that we
Can obtain the victory.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #209

Author (st. 1): Zinzendorf, 1700-60

Zinzendorf, Count Nicolaus Ludwig, the founder of the religious community of Herrnhut and the apostle of the United Brethren, was born at Dresden May 26, 1700. It is not often that noble blood and worldly wealth are allied with true piety and missionary zeal. Such, however, was the case with Count Zinzendorf. In 1731 Zinzendorf resigned all public duties and devoted himself to missionary work. He traveled extensively on the Continent, in Great Britain, and in America, preaching "Christ, and him crucified," and organizing societies of Moravian brethren. John Wesley is said to have been under obligation to Zinzendorf for some ideas on singing, organization of classes, and Church government. Zinzendorf was the author of some two thousand hymn… Go to person page >

Author (st. 2): Christian Gregor, 1723-1801

Gregor, Christian, son of Georg Gregor, a peasant living in the Silesian village of Dirsdorf, near Peilau, was born at Dirsdorf, Jan. 1, 1723. In 1742 he went to Herrnhut, where he was at first employed in tuition. He became leader of the music in the [Moravian] Brethren's congregation at Herrnhaag, in 1748, and in 1749 at Zeist; but in 1753 he returned to Herrnhut as cashier of the Brethren's Board of Direction. He was, in 1756, ordained diaconus, in 1767 presbyter, and in 1789 bishop of the Brethren's Church. On Nov. 6,1801, he attended a meeting, held at Herrnhut, of the Board of Direction of which he had been a member from 1764. Just as he entered his house at Berthelsdorf, near Herrnhut, he was struck with paralysis, and died that same… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All the bliss which we possess Is derived from Jesus' cross
Original Language: German
Author (st. 1): Zinzendorf, 1700-60
Author (st. 2): Christian Gregor, 1723-1801
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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