Countless hosts before God's throne

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1 Countless hosts before God’s throne,
Where the Lamb abideth,
And as God and Man His own
To life’s fountain guideth,
Now possess
Perfect bliss,
Which to us is wanting
And for which we’re panting.

2 O how excellent and fair,
Goodly beyond measure,
Is the lot which we shall share;
And how rich the treasure!
When we see
Bodily
Our beloved Savior,
As He is, forever.

3 May this ever blessed hope
Fill our hearts with gladness,
And ‘mid weakness bear us up,
Till from sin and sadness
We shall be
Wholly free
And above for ever
Praise our gracious Savior.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #561

Author: Christian Gregor

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 >

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