1 From place to place the Christian goes,
By many a tempest driven,
At last the haven of repose
He safely finds in heaven.
God, after life's alarms,
Receives him in His arms.
He dies, as in the mold the grain,
To yield its golden fruit again.
2 And sure thy parting has been blessed,
Bless'd be thy life's example!
Thou spirit, calmly gone to rest,
And thou, its mouldering temple.
O soul, thy Savior's near!
The morning star shines clear;
And you, ye members, softly sleep
Beneath love's shadow still and deep.
3 We wait with glad and patient hope
The glorious revelation,
While He this pilgrim dress folds up
In holy preservation.
O happy souls who rest
In Jesus' arms and breast.
Love leads us all our path aright,
Through such a depth to such a height.
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. Spener, the father of Pietism, was his godfather; and Franke, the founder of the famous Orphan House, in Halle, was for several years his tutor. 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 obligat… Go to person page >
Display Title: From land to land the Christian goesFirst Line: From land to land the Christian goesTune Title: HALLEAuthor: Count N. L. von Zinzendorf, 1700-1760Meter: 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. IambicDate: 1920Subject: Death and Resurrection | ; Death of Believers | ; Friends in Heaven | ; Pilgrimage |
Display Title: From place to place the Christian goesFirst Line: From place to place the Christian goesTune Title: [From place to place the Christian goes]Author: N. L. von ZinzendorfMeter: 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 6, 8, 8.Date: 1913Subject: The Last Things | Burial and Resurrection; The Last Things | Burial and Ressurection; Resurrection |