As long as Jesus Lord remains

Representative Text

1 As long as Jesus Lord remains,
Each day new rising glory gains;
It was, it is, and will be so
With His Church Militant below.

2 Our only stay is Jesus’ grace,
In every time and every place;
And Jesus’ blood-bought righteousness
Remains His Church’s glorious dress.

3 All self-dependence is but vain,
Christ doth our Cornerstone remain,
Our Rock Which will unshaken stay,
When heaven and earth are fled away.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #251

Translator: Francis Okely

Francis Okely was born in Bedford, England March 27, 1719. He studied at St. John's Cambridge. He joined the Moravian Church in 1745. He was a translator and also the author of works on John Engelbrecht and Jacob Bohme. Dianne Shapiro, from email by Dave Blum, Moravian Music Foundation Go to person page >

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

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 >

Text Information

First Line: As long as Jesus Lord remains
Original Language: German
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Translator: Francis Okely
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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