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Herr, dein Wort, die edle Gabe

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1 Herr, dein Wort, die edle Gabe,
diesen Schatz erhalte mir,
denn ich zieh es aller Habe
und dem größten Reichthum für.
Wenn dein Wort nicht mehr soll gelten,
worauf soll der Glaube ruhn?
mir ist's nicht am tausend Welten,
aber um dein Wort zu thun.

2 Hallelujah! Ja und Amen!
Herr du wollest auf mich sehn,
daß ich mög in deinem Namen
fest bei deinem Worte stehn.
Laß mich eifrig sein beflissen,
dir zu dienen früh und spat,
und mich stets zu deinen Füßen
sitzen, wie Marie that.

Source: Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch #276

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

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 >

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First Line: Herr, dein Wort, die edle Gabe
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Language: German
Publication Date: 1862
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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