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Blessed Be the Day When I Must Roam (Moravian Emigrants' Hymn)

Blessed be the day when I must roam

Tune: INNSBRUCK
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Blessed be the day when I must roam
far from my country, friends, and home,
an exile, poor and mean;
my fathers' God will be my Guide,
will angel guards for me provide,
my soul, my soul in danger screen.

2 My God will lead me to a spot
where, all my cares and griefs forgot,
I shall enjoy sweet rest.
As pants for cooling streams the hart,
I languish for my heavenly part,
for God, for God, my Refuge blessed.


Source: Moravian Book of Worship #794

Text Information

First Line: Blessed be the day when I must roam
Title: Blessed Be the Day When I Must Roam (Moravian Emigrants' Hymn)
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.8. Iambic
Language: English
Notes: The members of our Ancient Unity sang these words when bitter persecution compelled them to seek refuge and liberty of conscience in foreign countries.

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Moravian Book of Worship #794

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