1 Holy Lord, holy Lord,
thanks and praise be yours, O Lord,
that your word to us is given,
teaching us with love out-poured
that as Lord of earth and heaven,
everlasting life for us to gain,
your were slain, you were slain.
2 Lord, our God, Lord, our God,
may your precious saving word,
till our days on earth are ended,
light unto our path afford;
then, among your saints ascended,
we for your redeeming love shall raise
ceaseless praise, ceaseless praise.
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 >
Translator: Christian G. Clemens
Clemens, Christian Gottfried, Moravian minister at different places in England and Wales from 1789 to 1815.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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