1 Heart with loving heart united,
met to know God's holy will.
Let his love in us ignited
more and more our spirits fill.
He the Head, we are his members;
we reflect the light he is.
He the Master, we disciples,
he is ours an we are his.
2 May we all so love each other
and all selfish claims deny,
so that each one for the other
will not hesitate to die.
Even so our Lord has loved us;
for our lives he gave his life.
Still he grieves and still he suffers,
for our selfishness and strife.
3 Since, O Lord, you have demanded
that our lives your love should show
so we wait to be commanded
forth into your world to go.
Kindle is us love's compassion
so that ev'ryone may see
in our faith and hope the promise
of a new humanity.
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 >
Originally a folk song ("Sollen nun die grünen Jahre") dating from around 1700, O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBE was used as a hymn tune in the Catholic hymnal Bambergisches Gesangbuch (1732). The tune name is the incipit of the text to which it was set in Johann Thommen's Erbaulicher Musicalischer Christen…
Display Title: Heart with loving heart unitedFirst Line: Heart with loving heart unitedTune Title: O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBEAuthor: Nicolaus L. von ZinzendorfDate: 1992Source: Herz und Herz vereint zusammen, 1723; Die letzten Reden unseres Herrn, 1725
Display Title: Heart with Loving Heart UnitedFirst Line: Heart with loving heart unitedTune Title: CASSELAuthor: Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf; Walter KlaassenMeter: 184.108.40.206.D. TrochaicScripture: John 13:35; John 15:1-14; Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 1:4-11; Ephesians 4:1-24; 1 Peter 4:8-11; 1 John 3:17-24Date: 1995Subject: Festival: Jesus Christ as Chief Elder | ; Christian nurture | ; Church--Unity | ; Discipleship | ; Family Life | ; Love for Others | ; Lovefeast | ; Moravian festivals--November 15 | ; Sin |