Jesus, Lord of life and glory, Hear thy people's fervent prayer

Jesus, Lord of life and glory, Hear thy people's fervent prayer

Translator: John Antes; Author: Johann Wilhelm Petersen
Tune: LORD OF LIFE (Darmstadt)
Published in 6 hymnals

Translator: John Antes

John Antes (b. Frederick, PA, 1740; d. Bristol, England, 1811) was a missionary, watchmaker, business manager, and composer. Born near the Moravian community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, he was trained at the Moravian boys' school and later received religious education and further training as a watchmaker in Herrnhut, Germany. From 1770 to 1781 he served as a missionary in Egypt and from 1783 until his death was the business manager of the Moravian community in Fullneck, England. Although music was his avocation, Antes was a fine composer and musician. Among his compositions are a number of anthems, several string trios, and over fifty hymn tunes. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Author: Johann Wilhelm Petersen

Petersen, Johann Wilhelm, was born June 1, 1649, at Osnabrück; his father Georg Petersen, Kanzlei-beamter at Lubeck, having gone to reside at Osnabrück as representing Lübeck in the negotiations which ended in the Peace of Westphalia. Petersen matriculated at the University of Giessen, in 1669; "went in 1671 to Rostock, and was then for short periods at Leipzig, Wittenberg, and Jena; the degree of M.A. being conferred on him by Giessen in absentia. He returned to Giessen in 1673, and began to lecture on philosophy and rhetoric as private docent. About 1675 he visited Spener, at Frankfurt. This proved an important turning-point in his life. In 1677 he began to lecture at Rostock, as Professor of Poetry (D.D. from Rostock 1686), but in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Lord of life and glory, Hear thy people's fervent prayer
Translator: John Antes
Author: Johann Wilhelm Petersen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #935

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1079

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #636

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