Jesus, by thy Holy Spirit

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1 Jesus, by the Holy Spirit
May we all instructed be;
Sanctify us by the merit
Of Thy blest humanity.

2 Grant that we may love thee truly;
Lord, our thoughts and actions sway,
And to every heart more fully
Thy atoning power display.

3 Lead us so that we may honor
Thee, the Lord our righteousness,
And bring fruit to Thee, the Donor
Of all gospel-truth and grace.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #470

Translator: Johannes Swertner

Swertner, John, b. Sept. 12, 1746, at Haarlem, in Holland, Moravian minister at various places in England and Ireland; d. at Bristol, March 11, 1813. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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: Jesus, by thy Holy Spirit
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Translator: Johannes Swertner
Copyright: Public Domain



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