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.
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 >
Display Title: Jesus, Great High Priest of Our ProfessionFirst Line: Jesus, great High Priest of our professionTune Title: COVENANTAuthor: Nicholas Ludwig von ZinzendorfMeter: 10.7.10.7.10.10.7.7. TrochaicScripture: Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 4:14-16Date: 1995Subject: Festival: Jesus Christ as Chief Elder | ; Christ--Adoration and praise | ; Christ--Grace and mercy of | ; Christ--Priesthood of | ; Lovefeast | ; Moravian festivals--November 14 | ; Trust and Confidence |Source: Moravian tr. (1789) , alt.