1 Highly favored congregation,
loved by Jesus and esteemed,
ne’er forget thy destination,
why from this vain world redeemed.
2 Grounded on your Savior’s merit,
blessed in his communion sweet,
destined heaven to inherit,
and the church above to meet.
3 Witness here to all around you
of your Savior’s dying love;
tell them how he sought and found you,
gave you grace from heav'n above.
4 Evidence by word and action
that your faith is not in vain,
that your highest satisfaction
centers in the Lamb once slain.
5 By love’s closest bonds united,
as the Lord’s own family,
be to serve his name excited,
be to him a fruitful tree.
Source: Moravian Book of Worship #515
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d236||Highly favored congregation Loved by Jesus||Highly favored congregation Loved by Jesus||C. G. Clemens; Samuel T. Benade||1813|
|A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. New and Revised ed. #755||Highly favor'd congregation||Highly favor'd congregation||1832|
|The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #613||Highly favored congregation Loved by Jesus||Highly favored congregation Loved by Jesus||Samuel T. Benade||1876|
|Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #263||Highly favored congregation Loved by Jesus||Highly favored congregation Loved by Jesus||BATTY||Rev. Samuel T. Benade, 1746-1830; Rev. J. M. Dober||1920||Christ | Shepherd; Church | Foundation and nature of; Witnessing ||
|Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #244||Highly Favored Congregation||Highly favored congregation||BATTY||Samuel Truagott Benade, 1746-1830||1969||The Church's Life and Work | Foundation and Nature|
|Moravian Book of Worship #515||Highly Favored Congregation||Highly favored congregation||BATTY||Samuel T. Benade||220.127.116.11. Trochaic||Luke 24:44-49; Ephesians 3:14-21; 1 Peter 2:9-10||1995||Nature of the Church | ; Church--Community in Christ | ; Church--Foundation and nature | ; Discipleship ||