Jesus, Master, Son of God

Jesus, Master, Son of God

Author: Joseph Augustus Seiss
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Master, Son of God,
Rich in gifts for human good,
Giv'n Thyself for us, for all,
Thou dost many servants call.

2 By Thy mercy and Thy love,
Through Thy Spirit from above,
Plenteous grace to each is given,
Grace to serve the Lord of heaven.

3 Thanks for those devoted bands,
Who, with earnest hearts and hands,
Wait and work the sick to cheer,
Spreading mercies far and near.

4 While the sacred cross they bear,
Grant them Thy rewards to share;
Be their Help where'er they go,
Bearing balm for human woe.

5 Guide and bless them on their way;
Let Thy Spirit be their stay;
May their numbers, Lord, increase,
Bring them to Thy heavenly peace.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #390

Author: Joseph Augustus Seiss

Joseph A. Seiss was born and raised in a Moravian home with the original family name of Seuss. After studying at Pennsylvania College in Gettysburg and completing his theological education with tutors and through private study, Seiss became a Lutheran pastor in 1842. He served several Lutheran congregations in Virginia and Maryland and then became pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church (1858-1874) and the Church of the Holy Communion (1874-1904), both in Philadelphia. Known as an eloquent and popular preacher, Seiss was also a prolific author and editor of some eighty volumes, which include The Last Times (1856), The Evangelical Psalmist (1859), Ecclesia Lutherana (1868), Lectures on the Gospels (1868-1872), and Lectures on the Epistles (1885… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Master, Son of God
Author: Joseph Augustus Seiss
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #238

Hymns and Prayers for Church Societies and Assemblies #d64

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The Book of Worship #419

The Concordia Hymnal #d179

The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d180

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #390


The Hymnal and Order of Service #390

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d265

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d223

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