Jesus' love unbounded

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1 Jesus’ love unbounded
none can e’er explain,
yet we, his disciples,
often cause him pain;
even they forget him
who have seen his face;
even they still grieve him
who enjoy his grace.

2 While we your past dealings
gratefully review,
we’re assured your mercies
are each morning new;
pardon our transgressions,
hear our earnest cry;
us in soul and body
heal and sanctify.

3 All our days, O Jesus,
hallow unto you;
may our lives be given
in your service true;
let us all experience,
to the end of days,
your abiding presence
and your loving grace.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #770

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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