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The Mind of Jesus

I would that I could be, O Lord

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Published in 2 hymnals

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. 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 obligation to Zinzendorf for some ideas on singing, organization of classes, and Church government. Zinzendorf was the author of some two thousand hymn… Go to person page >

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First Line: I would that I could be, O Lord
Title: The Mind of Jesus
German Title: O Jesu, wär' ich armes Kind
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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