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Jesus, great High Priest of our profession

Jesus, great High Priest of our profession

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Tune: COVENANT (Herrnhut)
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Jesus, great High Priest of our profession,
we in confidence draw near;
grant us, then, in mercy, the confession
of our grateful hearts to hear;
you we gladly own in ev'ry nation,
Head and Master of your congregation,
conscious that in ev'ry place
you are giving life and grace.

2 Your blessed people, trusting in your merit,
on the earth’s extended face
from each other far, but one in spirit,
sound with one accord your praise.
May we never cease to make confession
that your death’s the cause of our salvation;
we to you, our Head and King,
joyful hallelujahs sing.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #400

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: Jesus, great High Priest of our profession
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Copyright: Public Domain



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