Here in the Name of Christ our Lord

Representative Text

1 Here in the Name of Christ our Lord,
The Church’s Head by all adored,
With Christian love and purpose true,
This Brethren’s Church receiveth you.

2 With heart and hand you now we own;
The Lord, to Whom your heart is known,
Cause your whole walk with us to be
His joy and your felicity.

3 The God of peace you sanctify
And bless you richly from on high,
That spirit, soul, and body may
Be blameless till His perfect day.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #277

Arranger: 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 >

Author: Heinrich von Bruiningk

Bruiningk, Heinrich von, b. Aug. 26, 1738, at Riga. Moravian minister at Zeist (Holland) and Gnadenfrei (Silesia), d. Oct. 22, 1785, at Herrnhut. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Translator: Benjamin LaTrobe

La Trobe, Benjamin, was born in Dublin, April 19, 1725, and educated at the University of Glasgow. He entered the Ministry of the Moravians, and subsequently became superintendent of that body in England. He died Nov. 29, 1786. Several of his translation of German hymns appeared in the Moravian Hymn Book, 1789. [George Arthur Crawford, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here in the Name of Christ our Lord
German Title: Im namen des Herrn Jesu Christ
Translator: Benjamin LaTrobe (1772)
Author: Heinrich von Bruiningk (1770)
Arranger: Christian Gregor
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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