Christ, Thy All-Atoning Death

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1 Christ, Thine all-atoning death
Is our life while here below;
Strengthen Thou our feeble faith,
Constantly Thine aid bestow.
In thy mercy we confide;
Safely to the end us guide;
Zion, if thy Head depart,
Void of life and strength thou art.

2 Gracious Lord, may we believe,
Venture all on Thy free grace,
Boldly things not seen achieve,
Trusting in Thy promises.
Faith Thy people’s stronghold is;
Their employment daily this,
To proceed on paths unknown,
Leaning on Thine arm alone.

3 Lord, Thy body ne’er forsake,
Ne’er Thy congregation leave;
We to Thee our refuge take,
Of Thy fullness we receive;
Every other help be gone,
Thou art our Support alone;
For on Thy supreme commands
All the universe depends.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #246

Translator: Philip Henry Molther

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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 >

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First Line: Christ, Thine all-atoning death
Title: Christ, Thy All-Atoning Death
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf (1733)
Translator: Philip Henry Molther
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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