In this sepulchral Eden

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1 In this sepulchral Eden
The tree of life I’ve found;
Here is my treasure hidden,
I tread on hallowed ground.
Ye sick, ye faint and weary,
Howe’er your ailments vary,
Come hither, and make sure
Of a most perfect cure.

2 Here lies in death’s embraces
My bridegroom, Lord and God;
With awe my soul retraces
The dark and dolorous road
That leads to this last station;
Here in sweet meditation
I’ll dwell by day and night,
Till faith is changed to sight.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #127

Translator: Christian Ignatius LaTrobe

Born: February 12, 1758, Fulneck (near Leeds), Yorkshire, England. Died: May 6, 1836, Liverpool, England. La Trobe, Christian Ignatius, eldest son of Benjamin La Trobe, was born at the Moravian Settlement, Fulneck, Leeds, Yorkshire, Feb. 12, 1758, and educated in England and at the Brethren's College, Niesky, Silesia. Taking orders in the Moravian Church, he became in 1784 Secretary to their Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, and in 1795 Secretary to the Unity of the Brethren in England. He died at Fairfield, near Liverpool, May 6, 1836. He is best known through his Selection of Sacred Music, in six volumes, which appeared in 1806-25. His hymnological contributions consist of a few translations from the German. [George Arthu… Go to person page >

Author: 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 >

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First Line: In this sepulchral Eden
Translator: Christian Ignatius LaTrobe
Author: Christian Gregor

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #127

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #212

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1500

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #162

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