Grace and peace from God, our blessed Savior

Grace and peace from God, our blessed Savior

Author: John Swertner
Tune: COVENANT (Herrnhut)
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Grace and peace from God, our blessed Savior,
be with all who love his name;
church of Christ, his service deem a favor,
joyfully his death proclaim,
be prepared for rest or for employment,
from activity derive enjoyment,
serve with zeal and faithfulness,
filled with love his name confess.

2 Chosen flock, your faithful Shepherd follow,
who laid down his life for you;
all your days unto his service hallow,
each to be disciples true;
evermore rejoice to do his pleasure,
be the fullness of his grace your treasure;
should success your labor crown,
give the praise to him alone.

3 Gracious Father, bless this congregation
as the purchase of your Son;
for his sake behold us with compassion,
and us all your children own;
Jesus, grant to us your peace and favor;
Holy Ghost, dwell with us forever,
and to us Christ’s love explain;
hear us, Lord our God! Amen.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #444

Author: John Swertner

Swertner, John, b. Sept. 12, 1746, at Haarlem, in Holland, Moravian minister at various places in England and Ireland; d. at Bristol, March 11, 1813. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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